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ICT Tertiary Enrolment & Job Trends

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  • 1.New ZealandICTTertiary Education & Job SeriesDecember 2012garry.roberton@wintec.ac.nzNote:Indicatesnew/significantchange

2. Insights for December 2012 Polytechnic Sector ICT Enrolments for 2012: Down approximately 9 per cent on the 2011 enrolments for ICT certificates, diplomas and degrees Down 37 per cent on the 2002 peak ICT enrolment figure Most mature markets have declining numbers of IT graduates (Slide 21) Trademe IT Job Adverts: Down 15.8 per cent for the month (continuing the downward trend for the last four months, a 33 per cent decline since August) Seek ICT All NZ Job Adverts: Total job adverts; Down 14 per cent for the month Down 20 per cent on December 2011 Down 17 per cent on December 2010 Down 60 per cent on the 2007 peak figure All major programming languages (Java, C#, PHP and .NET) down by between 21 and 26 per cent for all NZ According to Forbes 6 of the top 18 jobs for 2013 are in ICT (Slide 17)Note: Data analysis performed on Monday 10th December 2012 3. Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics (ITP)ICT Enrolment Trends (Certificate, Diploma & Degree EFTS) 2002 (Peak) to 20124,5004,0003,5003,000Enrolments (EFTS)2,5002,0001,500 9 per cent (approx.) fewer1,000enrolments across the ITP sector, compared to 2011 500 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009201020112012Source: (Accessed December 2012) 4. 2007 peak Seek & Trademebefore the ICT Job Advert Trendsrecession All NZ3500300025002000 No.of JobsTrademe IT1500Seek ICT1000 500 0 SeptJan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec 2007 Month & Year Source:(Accessed December 2012) 5. Seek ICT Job Advert Monthly Trends2010 - 20123500300025002012 No. of Job Adverts200020112010150010005000 Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov DecMonthSource:(Accessed December 2012) 6. Seek ICT Job Advert Trends Change for the Month ofDecember 2012 0.0% Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZ -5.0%Percentage Change-10.0%-15.0%-20.0%-25.0%Source: (Accessed December 2012) 7. Seek ICT Job Advert Trends Year to December2012Total NZCanterburyDecember2011WellingtonWaikatoAuckland 0 500 1000 1500 2000 25003000AucklandWaikato Wellington CanterburyTotal NZDec-12110530561 174 1932Nov-12128335 717219 2332Oct-12134741 720267 2466Sep-12131572 679286 2445Aug-12152355 787272 2725Jul-12160865 752230 2742Jun-12164450 793220 2786May-12152040 878243 2784Apr-12140745 689221 2438Mar-12157748 853218 2768Feb-12153961 805266 2753Jan-12108732 543185 1904Source:(Accessed December 2012) 8. Seek ICT Job Advertsby Industry CertificationDecember 2012Total NZCanterbury *Monthly change for; Microsoft:All NZ decreased21%Wellington Linux:All NZ decreased19.5% Cisco:All NZ decreased.......24.6%Waikato Auckland 0100200 300400500600700Auckland Waikato Wellington CanterburyTotal NZMicrosoft 1632 88 43310Cisco 76 2389 132Linux 365914855 592Source:(Accessed December 2012) 9. Seek ICT Job Adverts Filteredby Management CertificationsDecember 201225029%20042%15029%100 PMP NZ totals for all three managementPrince certifications down slightly 50(approx. 2%).ITIL Auckland experienced an increase for all three: 0 PMP up 17 per cent Prince up 17 per cent ITIL up 1 per centSource: (Accessed December 2012) 10. Seek ICT Job Adverts byProgramming LanguageDecember 2012Total NZ18%34% 16%Canterbury32%WellingtonAll NZ; Java decreased...26% .NET decreased.....21%Waikato Canterbury up.....21% PHP decreased..............25% Auckland C# decreased.................22% Wellington down..25%0 100200300 400500600Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZ .NET 13446958 270 PHP290711747475 C# 141449 42241 Java 333712347518 Source: (Accessed December 2012) 11. TIOBE [The Importance of Being Earnest] Programming Community Index December 2012December Headline: Objective-C on its way to become "language of the year" again C Java Objective-CC++C# PHP (Visual) Basic Python Dec-11 PerlRuby Dec-12JavaScript Delphi/Object PascalLispPascal Visual Basic .NETAdaMATLABLua Assembly PL/SQL 0 5 101520 253035Source: (Accessed December 2012) 12. TIOBE [The Importance of Being Earnest]Programming Community IndexDecember Headline: Objective-C on its way to become "language of theyear" again 1 month to TIOBE announcing the programming language of 2012 Objective-C continues to rise Other mobile phone application languages such as C, C++ and Java arerising too but not fast enough to compete seriously with Objective-CIf you are not in the mobile phone market, according to TIOBE, you are losinggroundSource:(Accessed December 2012) 13. Seek ICT Job AdvertsSeek ICT Job Adverts by RoleMobile Apps December 2012 Distribution by Major RegionsDecember 2012 29211%Programmer/Developer23%Auckland459System Support Wellington 342 66%Help DeskCanterbury 133 811Network (All categories)Mobile (Apps)Notes: Significant changes for this month: Auckland up by 22 per centNotes: Significant changes for this month: Wellington up by 16 per cent Prog/Dev down by 16 per cent (down 10 per Canterbury down by 28.6 per centcent last month) System Support down by 18 per cent Mobile apps up by 8 per cent Source:(Accessed December 2012) 14. Seek ICT Job Advert TrendsCloud Category9080706050 Regional Distribution of40 Cloud Jobs3020 Virtually no change for this month, following a 16.5 per cent decrease last month.10 However, Auckland experienced a 20 per cent increase (at the expense of Wellington? - 0 Down 52%). Auckland Wellington Canterbury Waikato Total NZ Source:(Accessed December 2012) 15. Seek ICT Job Advert Trends Cloud Category by Role December 20128710 Admin2049 Analyst Consultant Developer Engineer493Sales SpecialistIncreases occurred this month for the following roles: Analyst 36 per cent Developer 44 per cent (6 per cent last month)Source:(Accessed December 2012) 16. Seek ICT Job AdvertsFiltered by DBA/DeveloperDecember 2012 35%32%Total NZ33%WaikatoCanterbury Changes for all NZ for the month: SQL Server down by 20%Wellington(Wellington down by 31%) SAP down by 11.4% (Canterbury up by 4%) Auckland Oracle down by 14%(Canterbury up by 14.5%) 0 100200 300 400500600700 800 Auckland WellingtonCanterbury WaikatoTotal NZSQL Server 461 16980 10 746SAP445197529 713Oracle 422184638 690Source: (Accessed December 2012) 17. News BytesNo. 7 Sales Representatives (Wholesale andOccupations requiring a bachelors degreesManufacturing, Technical and Scientific)that have produced the most jobs post-17,405 jobs added since 2010, 4% growthrecession include:No. 8 Information Security Analysts, WebNo. 1 Software Developers (Applications and Developers and Computer NetworkSystems Software) Architects70,872 jobs added since 2010, 7% growth 15,715 jobs added since 2010, 5% growthNo. 2 Accountants and AuditorsNo. 9 Mechanical Engineers37,123 jobs added since 2010, 3% growth 13,847 jobs added since 2010, 6% growthNo. 3 Market Research Analysts andNo. 10 Industrial EngineersMarketing Specialists 12,269 jobs added since 2010, 6% growth31,335 jobs added since 2010, 10% growthNo. 11 Computer ProgrammersNo. 4 Computer Systems Analysts 11,540 jobs added since 2010, 3% growth26,937 jobs added since 2010, 5% growth No. 12 Financial AnalystsNo. 5 Human Resources, Training and Labor 10,016 jobs added since 2010, 4% growthRelations Specialists No. 13 Public Relations Specialists22,773 jobs added since 2010, 5% growth 8,541 jobs added since 2010, 4% growthNo. 6 Network and Computer SystemsNo. 14 LogisticiansAdministrators8,522 jobs added since 2010, 8% growth18,626 jobs added since 2010, 5% growth No. 15 Database Administrators7,468 jobs added since 2010, 7% growth 18. News BytesLocal Scene- Flying New Zealands ICT Flag (Tues 20th Nov 2012) Strong message from Communications and Information Technology Minister AmyAdams addressing ICT professionals in Wellington; New Zealands ICT sector is being urged to fly its flag more aggressively to promote its value as a key driver in the economy and attract much needed talent $20 billion growth industry, employing more than 40,000 people and nipping at the heels of agriculture as the countrys main export earner Key issues addressed; skill shortages, education, government procurement processes, more effective use of ICT solutions in provision of public services and boosting the industrys profile locally and on the global stage A key challenge - the industrys low visibility, which needs to change in order to help address major barriers to growth such as shortages of local talent The Governments Network for Learning initiative is bringing digital education intoschools while actively encouraging schools to promote ICT as a creative andrewarding career pathway At a tertiary level, funding has been boosted for digital/technology courses andGovernment is working with training institutes to ensure graduates are delivering theskills needed by industry 19. News BytesGlobal ScenePlumbing the depths of Australias online job market Online jobs advertisements fell again to a new record low this past month (August), and IT is leading the drop (red line): Note: Worth repeating this slide in light of the NZ downturn in ICT jobs this year - ICT workers scarce in big public service The Gillard government faces a shortage of ICT workers in the public service, raisingconcerns about Labors ambitions for a digital economy enabled by the NationalBroadband Network The shortage of information and communications technology workers will put extrapressure on the government to allow skilled migration 20. News BytesGlobal SceneICT Experts Shortage Worsens inAustralia as Students Shun Computer Technology CoursesA study by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) warned of the decline ofnumber of local students who finished their ICT courses to just 4,547 in 2012from 9,093 in 2003 (down by 50 per cent) Those who finished their course made up only 54.6 per cent of those whoenrolledUK- : What employers want from developers? Agile, agile, agile The new must-have skill for developers is agile development Demand forskills is rising faster than that for any otherdev skill, according to CWJobs.co.uks analysis of adverts for software roles The rest of the top 10 skills in demand have remained unchanged over the pastfour years. The top five most requested skills have remained as; SQL, C, C#, .NET and Java 21. News BytesGlobal SceneEurope Can Europes unemployed help plug the IT skills shortfall? Europe has more than 18 million unemployed, and yet the continents IT industry reportedly needs some 200,000 people Software giant SAP is partnering with organisations including Microsoft Deutschland, Software AG and the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) to create the Academy Cube schemeIreland - Mismatch between ICT industry skills needs and what third level is producing: Aproblem that cannot be neglected any longer Some 5,000 jobs have been created in the ICT sector so far this year and the industry claims it is struggling to fill some 2,000 vacancies A report; A Review of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Demand in Ireland, also found that there is a significant gap between the ICT skills, which are taught in schools, and those that are required to take up job opportunities in the technology sectorAsia (IDC) Skills shortage may crimp Asias IT rise Half of employers in the region have problems with skills shortages Most mature markets have declining numbers of IT grads; e.g. Australia, where grad numbers have slumped by 5.3% over the last five years The most recentreport from recruitment firm Hudson revealed that IT hiring expectations in Hong Kong and China were the 22. News BytesIreland - Careers Portal: Minister Quinn announces additional highereducation places to address ICT skills shortage Joint Government Industry ICT Action Plan launched: Under this plan, a first phase of the new graduate skills conversion programmesstarted in March, with the provision of more than 800 free places on 17programmes in public, private and not-for-profit higher education institutionsacross the country Participants are due to graduate from these programmes next year and a numberof students have already received confirmed job offersNote: A report by thestates that the immediateskills recruitment issues relate to positions which require C++, C#, Java, Python(all in the TIOBE top 8); SQL databases; Microsoft .Net Framework, HTML, XML,and Windows /Unix/Linux / operating platforms 23. ConclusionDemand for Skills In spite of the recent downturn in online ICT job advertisements in NZ andAustralia, the shortage of ICT personnel with the necessary skills is an issuethat extends well beyond these shores There is a serious mismatch in many countries around the world, includingNZ, between the numbers of unemployed youth (15 to 25 year olds) andthe number of ICT jobs available, that needs to be addressed urgently(80,000 15 to 25 year olds in NZ in the NEET category) The continuing development of strategies, by industry, government andprofessional bodies, to get young people enrolling in and completing ICTqualifications is absolutely essential. Otherwise, in the medium to longterm, the gap between supply and demand will continue to widen to thedetriment of the NZ digital economy