Ict Education & Job Trends July 2011

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  • 1.New ZealandICTTertiary Education & Job SeriesJuly 2011garry.roberton@wintec.ac.nzNote:Indicatesnew/significantchange

2. Insights Enrolments & Completions: for the tertiary sector (ITPs, PTEs & Universities) Diploma & degree EFTS enrolments are increasing Diploma completions are increasing Degree completions are decreasing Jobs: for the month of July Auckland experienced a 5% increase in Seek ICT jobadverts Waikato experienced a 14% increase in Seek ICT jobadverts Overall all NZ ICT jobs advertised on Seek rose 4%[Trademe increased just 0.6%] 3. Tertiary Sector ICT Enrolment Trends[Domestic & International] 2003 to 2009 14,000 12,000 10,0008,000EFTS Diplomas & Degrees Combined6,0004,0002,000 020032004 2005 2006 2007 20082009Year Tertiary sector ICT EFTS (Equivalent Full Time Student) enrolments: Decreased by 39% between 2003 and 2007 Increased by 20% between 2007 and 2009Source:(Accessed July 2011) 4. Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics (ITP)ICT Enrolment Trends (Certificates, Diplomas & Degree EFTS) 2002 to 20114,5004,0003,500Increase3,000 of 10% for20112,500 estimated EFTS2,0001,5001,000 500 02002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 ITP/Polytechnic sector ICT EFTS enrolments (Based on data collected by ) Decreased by 49% between 2002 and 2007 Increased by 45% between 2007 and *2011 (Still 1000 fewer EFTSenrolments in 2011 than in 2002)*Based on an estimated increase of 10% for the 2011 year 5. CRA Taulbee Survey Total enrollments among U.S. computer science undergraduatesincreased 10 percent in 2010 Third straight year of increases in total enrollment Indicates that the post dot-com crash decline in undergraduatecomputing program enrollments is over. Source: April 2011 6. Tertiary Sector ICT Diploma Completion Trends[Domestic & International] 2004 to 2009 2009 2008Total 2007 InternationalDomestic 2006 2005 20040 500 1,000 1,5002,0002,500 3,000 3,500Students CompletingBetween 2007 and 2009 diploma completions more than doubledSource:(Accessed July 2011) 7. Tertiary Sector Completion TrendsICT Bachelor [Domestic & International]2004 to 2009 2009 2008 Total 2007 International Domestic 2006 2005 200405001,0001,500 2,000 Students CompletingDegree completions: Decreased 36% from 2004 to 2007 (Tracking falling enrolments) Continue to decrease (a further 16% from 2007 to 2009) Source: (Accessed July 2011) 8. IT Job Advertisements2003 to 2007IT job vacancies increased by approximately 60% over the sameperiod [2003 to 2007] that tertiary ICT enrolments declined byapproximately 40% 9. Seek IT Job Trends NZ2011 3500 3000 266227323127260326893000 2500 2000 1712 1500 1000 Last Year5000JanFeb 2011MarApril2011 2011 MayJune20112011July 2011 2011Source: (Accessed July 2011) 10. Seek ICT Growth in Job AdvertsJanuary - July2011120%100% 80%Percentage Increase 60% 40% 20%0%Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZSource: (Accessed July 2011) 11. 2007 Peak ICT Job Adverts NZbeforerecession Seek & Trademe34873500 3127300030002689 27322662 260325002000Trademe IT 1712 Seek IT14621474 148413671407 13911500 1353 95510005000SeptJanFeb MarAprilMayJune July2007 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 Source: (Accessed July 2011) 12. Seek ICT Job Adverts NZ January - July 2011Total NZ Total NZCanterbury July 2010WellingtonWaikatoAuckland0 50010001500 2000 2500 3000 3500Auckland WaikatoWellington Canterbury Total NZ Jul-11 1837 65 891 2553127 Jun-11 1751 57 880 2293000 May-11 1635 59 785 1842732 Apr-11 1516 67 825 1882689 Mar-11 1530 68 785 1442603 Feb-11 1559 66 800 1512662 Jan-11 96042 532 1231712Source: (Accessed July 2011) 13. Seek ICT Job Advertsby Industry Certification July 2011Total NZCanterburyWellingtonWaikato Auckland 0 200 400600 800 1000 AucklandWaikato Wellington CanterburyTotal NZ Microsoft 299 10 13872 547 Cisco 1744 86 27 310 Linux 556 15 24364 901 Wellington has the only significant monthly increase of 7% across all 3 categoriesSource:(Accessed July 2011) 14. Seek ICT Job Adverts byProgramming Language July 2011Total NZCanterburyWellingtonWaikato Auckland0 100200 300 400 500600 700Auckland Waikato WellingtonCanterburyTotal NZ PHP3931215638608 C# 1535 64 29257 .NET 1877 89 45337 Java 4251016946657Source: (Accessed July 2011) 15. Comment on Seek ICT Job Adverts byProgramming language Auckland: Experienced a 25% monthly increase in job adverts filtered on PHP Experienced a 10% monthly increase in job adverts filtered on Java Experienced an increase of 8% for the month across all 4 categories Wellington: Experienced an decrease of 5% for the month across all 4 categories Christchurch: Experienced an decrease of 20% for the month across all 4 categoriesSeek ICT NZ Job AdvertsPHP & Java Comparison July 2011 608Java 657PHP 16. News Bytes Australia: Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association(ITCRA) (May 2011): On the cusp of an employment skills shortage in the ICT sector The groups inaugural Skillsmatch ICT Skills Dashboard revealed; An average of 26.3 days taken to hire a new ICT employee, an increase of six days in the past year In the same period, the number of suitable candidates for each role has decreased from 7.7 candidates to 6.8 candidates The top five skills employers and recruiters are requesting are; Help desk experience Project management Java SQL WindowsSource:(Accessed July 2011) 17. News BytesComputerWorld: Hiring process lengthening in tighter marketGood quality candidates are getting harder to source, survey finds[By David Watson | Auckland | Thursday, 23 June, 2011]managing director Josh Comrie; The market today is one that has very much gone back to the one last seenin 2007.................It is candidate-short. In-demand skill sets include senior network design, infrastructure designand software design roles - It is the architecture roles. C# and Java developers are also in demand and the Flash Flex developmenttoolset is also becoming very popularSource:(Accessed July 2011) 18. Conclusion: CS/ICT undergraduate enrolment trends in NZ mirror those inthe USA NZ ICT jobs advertised on Seek up 32% on this time last year The July 2011 Seek ICT job advert figure of 3,127 is only 10%below the peak of 3,487 in September 2007 (Prior to therecession) NZ ICT job numbers advertised on Trademe consistentlyabove the September 2007 peak from February 2011 CS/ICT completion rates in NZ are not keeping pace with jobvacancies the skills gap is increasing, once again If you have an interest in a specific ICT job category pleasecontact