Menu
Survey finds ICT salaries emerging from freeze

Survey finds ICT salaries emerging from freeze

The IT recruitment scene is thawing after a frigid year in 2009, says AbsoluteIT director Grant Burley.

Last week, AbsoluteIT released its latest six-monthly Salary Report, which compiles data given by ICT workers in New Zealand. The latest survey canvassed 14,200 staffers and contractors in the IT industry, almost 25 percent more than in the previous survey.

The upshot of the latest survey is that activity is happening again in the industry after a lengthy subdued period.

“Six months ago, there was what we called cautious optimism, and now we’re starting to see people acting on that optimism,” Burley says.

“There are strong signs in the economy that things are on the improve and that confidence is back.”

The recession has prompted many organisations to look at the way they run themselves, he says.

“There’s more governance in place and companies are looking at how to place themselves in the market.

“There was a long period of little investment and treading water, and now we’re seeing a lot of activity across the board as companies and government organisations look at ways of gaining advantage. And technology is a driver of that.”

The April Salary Survey found that the median contracting rate was found to have gone up by 12.5 percent, from $70 to $80 per hour.

The commentary accompanying the survey notes: “In our last survey we reported a decrease of 12.5 percent; therefore this would indicate contractor rates are returning to their pre-recession levels.”

Of all the total of 14,200 IT staffers who completed the survey, 2500 were contractors.

Regarding permanent employees, the survey found that the median total salary package for permanent IT employees was $78,000, a 3.3 percent increase from six months ago.

Read more on Computerworld.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018: meet the top performing partners

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018: meet the top performing partners

Reseller News honoured the industry’s finest on a standout evening for the New Zealand channel, recognising the achievements of established partners, emerging players and innovative start-ups, in front of over 460 technology leaders in Auckland.

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018: meet the top performing partners
Champagne Reception kicks off Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018

Champagne Reception kicks off Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018

More than 460 channel leaders came together to toast the top performers of the New Zealand industry, during the opening Champagne Reception at the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018 - in association with Techbuyer.

Champagne Reception kicks off Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018
Chasing innovation: how Kiwi partners can create a new customer agenda

Chasing innovation: how Kiwi partners can create a new customer agenda

This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Rhipe and Microsoft - detailed a blueprint for customer success, outlining the new role of the modern-day partner and wider network in New Zealand.

Chasing innovation: how Kiwi partners can create a new customer agenda
Show Comments