ict education & job trends jan 2012

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Jan 2012 edition of the ICT Job Trends series


  • 1.New ZealandICTTertiary Education & Job SeriesJanuary 2012garry.roberton@wintec.ac.nzNote:Indicatesa change

2. Recent Insights Enrolments; First year CS enrolments at Otago University are at their lowest levels since 2001 This is consistent with the [University sector] trend throughoutNZ and theWesternworld [Computerworld opinion piece] ICT enrolments across the ITP [Polytechnic] sector were up 10% in 2011 [] Jobs; ICT jobs advertised on Seek & Trademe for January 2012 are up 11% & 2% respectively on the same time last year At this time last year Seek ICT job adverts were up 41% on the January 2010 figures 3. Seek IT Job Advert TrendsITP [Polytechnics] NZ 2011ICT Enrolment Trends [based on CITRENZ Data] 2002 to 2011 45003500 40003000 350025002000 30001500 25001000 2000 500 49% Decrease36% Increase 0 1500 1000 2010 50002002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011Source:(Accessed January 2012) Source: CITRENZ Data 4. ICT Job Adverts NZ Seek & TrademePeaks beforerecession350030002500 Trademe IT2000 Seek IT 2011 Job Advert Nos.1500 Same Month1000 500 0Sept 2007 Jan 2012Source:(Accessed January 2012) 5. Seek ICT Job AdvertsMonthly TrendTotal NZ Jan 2011Canterbury Jan-12Wellington 2011 Job Advert Nos.Waikato Auckland 05001000 15002000Source:(Accessed January 2012) 6. Seek ICT Job Adverts byProgramming Language January 2012Total NZCanterburyWellingtonWaikato Auckland0100 200 300 400 500 600Auckland Waikato Wellington CanterburyTotal NZ .NET 1483 72 47282 PHP245512147 435 C# 117142 41 211 Java 279814654 503Source:(Accessed January 2012) 7. Top Skill Sets [selected] NZ Executives Hiring for in 2012 262465Project ManagementBusiness IntelligenceSecurity 474142 SQL Server SpecialistsSource: (Accessed January 2012) 8. Recent News ItemsBiggest challenge facing ICT in 2012 [Brendan McCane, Head of CS, OtagoUniversity] [, 9th January 2012] It is the same as it ever was: it is people, it is people, it is people First year enrolments in CS fallen 60% from 500 in 2001 to 200 in 2011 Current numbers, consistent throughout NZ and the western world, are insufficient [to meet the needs of the industry] Online ICT vacancies are consistently double that of any other industry Everyone in ICT needs to trumpet the benefits of ICT knowledge and skills and encourage more people into the industryThe comments in the Computerworld opinion piece echo those publishedin the NZCS December edition ofICT Trends: meeting thefuture demand for skills 9. Recent News ItemsThe State Services Commissions annual Human ResourcesCapacity Survey, examining the employment characteristicsof the public service in NZ, shows; ICT roles [systems analysts, programmers, customersupport officers, etc] fell by 13.5 percent in the yearto June, 2011 - the biggest drop of all governmentemployment groups There were 1738 ICT fulltime equivalent employeesas at June 30, 2011, compared with 2009 at thecorresponding date a year earlier Unplanned turnover of ICT staff jumped from 8 percent to 16 per cent in 2011[Source: ] 10. Conclusions: The continuing trend of falling tertiary sector enrolments inICT/CS presents one of the biggest challenges to theindustry for 2012 ICT job potential remains extremely healthy Follow the monthly ICT job advert trends for 2012 @ www.citrenz.ac.nz/job-trends Comments/feedback welcomegarry.roberton@wintec.ac.nzTwitter: @Gazza_R