Menu
NZICT: ICT skills shortage ongoing

NZICT: ICT skills shortage ongoing

An inaugural survey by industry group NZICT has found IT companies are continuing to suffer from skill shortages.

Out of 100 respondents, 83 percent reported difficulties in recruiting qualified staff and that this is having a medium to major effect on their business. More than 50 percent of companies surveyed are looking to recruit technical staff.

NZICT chief executive Brett O’Riley says the survey demonstrates continued employment opportunities and demand across a range of paid roles, including programming, project management and network and systems engineering.

Survey respondents were also asked if they believe the government’s ultra fast broadband rollout would be affected by a skill shortage. Forty two percent of respondents indicated there is likely to be a skills shortage, while 58 percent did not think a skill shortage is likely. The shortage is meant to affect network architects, designers, engineers and telecommunications technicians.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.

Tags NZICT

Featured

Slideshows

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

In 2017, merger and acquisitions fever reached new heights in New Zealand, with a host of big name deals dominating the headlines. Reseller News recaps the most important transactions of the Kiwi channel during the past 12 months.

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017
Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

The channel in New Zealand came together to celebrate the close of 2017, as the final After Hours played out in front of a bumper Auckland crowd.

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP honoured leading partners across the channel at the Partner Awards 2017 in New Zealand, recognising excellence across the entire print and personal systems portfolio.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments