ict education & job trends july 2012

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NZ ICT Trends in tertiary enrolments, job vacancies, and salaries.


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

2. Insights Seek ICT NZ Job Adverts for July 2012 Total job adverts; 1.6 per cent decrease for the month Down 12 per cent on July 2011 Up 15.7 per cent on July 2010 Monthly change by region; Auckland down 2.2 per cent Waikato up 23 per cent Wellington down 5.5 per cent Canterbury up 4.5 per cent 0.5 per cent increase on Trademe IT for the month Absolute IT Salary Report June 2011 to June 2012: Software architect increased 14.7 per cent Technical writer/documenter decreased 25 per cent 3. 2007 Peak Seek & Trademebefore ICT Job Advert TrendsrecessionAll NZ 3500 3000 2500 Trademe IT 2000No.of Jobs Seek ICT 1500 10005000Sept 2007 JanFeb Mar April May June JulyMonth & Year Source:(Accessed July 2012) 4. Seek ICT Job Advert Monthly Trends2010 - 2012 3500 3000 2500No. of Job Adverts 20002012 1500 20112010 10005000JanFebMar AprilMay June July Aug Sept Oct Nov DecMonthSource: (Accessed July 2012) 5. Seek ICT Job Advert Trends Year to July 2012Total NZCanterburyJuly2011WellingtonWaikato Auckland 0 500 1000 1500 2000 25003000Auckland WaikatoWellington CanterburyTotal NZ Jul-11 1608 65 752 230 2742 Jun-11164450793220 2786 May-12152040878243 2784 Apr-12140745689221 2438 Mar-12157748853218 2768 Feb-12153961805266 2753 Jan-12108732543185 1904Source: (Accessed July 2012) 6. Seek ICT Job Advert Trends Change for the Month ofJuly 201225.0%20.0%15.0%Percentage Change10.0% 5.0% 0.0% Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZ -5.0%-10.0%Source:(Accessed July 2012) 7. Absolute IT Salary Report NZPermanent Salary Data ComparisonJune 2011 with June 2012ArchitectManagement Consultant BI/CRM Consultant ERP/Supply Software Architect Project Manager/Team Consultant Business Analyst DBA Database DeveloperTechnicalWAN/Telecommunications Medium Quartile 2012 IT SecuritySoftware-AnalystMedium Quartile 2011Systems IntegrationNetwork EngineerSystems AnalystTesting and Q.A Systems AdministratorSoftware DeveloperData Record Management TrainerWeb/MultimediaWeb/Multimedia DesignerNetwork Administration Hardware Engineer Help Desk/Support $0 $20,000 $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000$120,000 $140,000 Source: (Accessed July 2012) 8. Absolute IT Salary Report NZArchitect Percentage Change ManagementConsultant BI/CRM June 2011 to June 2012 Consultant ERP/SupplySoftware Architect Project Manager/Team LeadConsultantSales Exec/Account ManagerBusiness AnalystDBA Database Developer Technical Writer/DocumenterWAN/TelecommunicationsIT Security Software-Analyst Programmer Systems Integration Network Engineer Systems Analyst Testing and Q.ASystems Administrator Software Developer Data Record ManagementTrainer Web/Multimedia Developer Web/Multimedia Designer Network AdministrationHardware EngineerHelp Desk/Support-30.0%-25.0% -20.0% -15.0%-10.0%-5.0% 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% Percentage ChangeSource:(Accessed July 2012) 9. Absolute IT Remuneration ReportKEY FINDINGS The base median salary has remained the same at $75,000 The median base rate per hour has remained the same at $80.00 Regional base median salary: Wellington.$80,000 Auckland.$75,000 Christchurch and South Island Other.$70,000 Hamilton and North Island Other.$63,000 Software architects and developers - significant increases reported Decreases reported for: Business analysts Technical writers Testers Systems administrators Web/multimedia designers 10. Seek ICT Job Adverts by Industry CertificationJuly 2012Total NZMonthly change for;Canterbury Microsoft: All NZ increased..22% Waikato increased.118%Wellington Canterbury increased31%Linux: Waikato increased..58%WaikatoCanterbury increased36%Cisco: Canterbury increased77% Waikato increased..700% Auckland 0 100200300400 500600700 800 9001000 Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZ Microsoft 29311 138 68 550 Cisco 1298 54 23 227 Linux 54819 194 83 874Source:(Accessed July 2012) 11. Seek ICT Job Adverts Filtered by Management CertificationsJuly 201235029% 42%300250 29%200 PMPITIL - Waikato increased 200%Prince Monthly decreases for:ITIL PMP150 -11% for all NZ -13.5% for Auckland -15% for Wellington100 Prince -11.5% for all NZ -13% for Auckland50 -16% for Wellington ITIL -6.4% for all NZ 0 -9% for AucklandAuckland Wellington Canterbury Waikato Total NZ Source: (Accessed July 2012) 12. Seek ICT Job Adverts byProgramming LanguageJune 2012Total NZ 20% 33% 16%Canterbury 31%Wellington The largest monthly increases occurred for Canterbury;Waikato .NET..26% PHP25% Auckland C#..................19.4% Java47.6% 0100 200 300 400500600 700800 All NZ; Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZ .NET10.6% .NET2757 93 53 439 Auckland PHP 42912 144 60 663 C#237 6 5543 346 C#.18% Java46411 165 62 716Source: (Accessed July 2012) 13. Seek ICT Job Adverts All NZ by Role July 20124% 17% 23% Programmer/Developer System Support Help Desk22%26% Network (All categories) Mobile (Apps) 8% All Other RolesThe only monthly increase of any significance was for System Support at 5%Source: (Accessed July 2012) 14. Seek ICT Job Advert Trends IT ArchitectJuly 2012Total NZWaikatoNote: A growing demand for VmWare qualified applicants; All NZ up 12 per cent (same increase as for last month) Waikato up 300 per centCanterbury Absolute IT Permanent Salary for Architect (medium quartile) $115,500Wellington Auckland 0102030 405060 70 80 90 100 Auckland WellingtonCanterbury Waikato Total NZ TOGAF 910 60016 VmWare61 1974 92Source:(Accessed July 2012) 15. Seek ICT Job Adverts Filtered by DBA/DeveloperJuly 2012Total NZ 15%43%Waikato 42%CanterburyWellingtonMonthly Changes; All NZ SQL Server up 6% Auckland - Oracle & SAP Auckland down 7% & 8.4% respectively Canterbury - Oracle up 19.6% 0100 200300 400 500600 700800 900 1000 & SAP up 29% Auckland Wellington Canterbury WaikatoTotal NZSQL Server 20873 43 7343SAP588 2286714 914Oracle 589 2466716 937Source: (Accessed July 2012) 16. Good News StoryThe(CiH) programme works via low decile schools, to help familiesin greatest need to use the internet, email and basic computer skills in their everydaylives, to enhance their performance at school and at work.This chart is one ofmany derived fromonline surveyscompleted during thelast 12 months by theCiH organisation.Computing/ICT (21%)is the most commontype offurthertraining undertakenby CiH graduates. Source: ( Accessed July 2012) 17. News BytesTechRepublic Article - 10 development technologiesthat refuse to die.1.COBOL2.VBA3.NET WinForms4.Flash5.C6.FORTRAN7.SQL8.ASP.NET WebForms9.Java (Often called the modern day COBOL)10. HTMLSource: ( Accessed July 2012) 18. News BytesThe 10 most demanding jobs in IT - According to a survey by EmersonNetwork Power, a provider of datacentre infrastructure management products, theyare:1.Executive director/administrator2.IT procurement3.CIO4.IT manager/director5.IT operations6.Datacentre manager7.Engineering8.IT security9.Applications/software development10. Database managementSource: ( Accessed July 2012) 19. News BytesFascinating read about recruiting JavaScript Engineers - for those ofyou who have the time/inclination (Click on the source link below)Source: (Accessed July 2012) 20. News Bytes Computerworld Article - Mobile applications company adoptsnovel way to retain skilled staff (By Sim Ahmed | Auckland | Thursday, 5 July, 2012) (Source: Accessed July 2012) Plenty of IT candidates in New Zealand, but skilled mobiledevelopers with Java and Objective-C skills are lacking (RodMacfarlane, co-founder of Macfarlane Engel & Associates, a development andinvestment company focused on producing mobile applications) TechRepublic Article - IT skills crisis - is it over for good?(Source:Accessed July 2012) The vast majority of firms in the UK have seen no evidence of an ITskills shortage and.. The technical skills most often called for in 2011 were: SQL, C, C#,.NET and Java IT skills crisis? How coding and cool can crack it(Source:Accessed July 2012) The IT skills crisis is less to do with the quantity of candidates andmore to do with the quality of their skills 21. News BytesDominion Post (NZ) - Wellington tech firms hiring abroad(Source: Accessed July 2012) The IT sector is the most active area in the Wellington job market, withnearly 400 vacancies advertised on job seeker site Trade Me Jobs "There is really a shortage of particular skills in the IT space. MoreWellington employers are more keen to look overseas, which is obviouslya sign we dont have enough available skills in New Zealand." (PinnacleRecruitment Wellington manager Diana Palezevic) IT jobs had the highest salaries of all jobs listed on Trade Me with; IT architects paid more than $130,000 Project managers paid almost $125,000 IT managers paid more than $117,000 22. ConclusionDemand for Skills A common theme in both local and global markets points to a steadily increasingdemand for programmers/developers experienced in; Java C/C# PHP .NET SQL Seek ICT ads for Canterbury have significantly increased this month for alllanguages; e.g. Java by 47.6%, and for DBA/Developer with Oracle up by 19.6%and SAP up by 29% According to Trademe jobs the IT sector is the most active area (field) in theWellington job market (Seek ICT job ads for Wellington decreased by 5.5% thismonth) The base median salary for Wellington, according to the Absolute ITRemuneration Report, is the highest for all regions at $80,000