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Brain drain imminent: IT recruiter

Georgina Swan | Sept. 30, 2011
A new skills index released this week suggests CIOs should ditch the ‘wait-and-see’ contract approach to IT recruitment in the face of increasing offshore opportunities.

NSW: The skills shortage is expected to increase as demand from the banking and financial Services industry increases over the next 12 months. This is coupled with increased infrastructure activity announced in the NSW State budget.

"Due to a number of key projects currently underway, the NSW government is currently sourcing specialist ICT services external to their current C100 Contingent Workforce providers due to the lack of required skills in the marketplace," Trevor said.

Western Australia: Employers are paying higher wages and developing skills from within their current workforce to address demands for multiple ICT skills and the exit of young Asian graduates, particularly from India, Singapore and Hong Kong, back to their homelands as word spreads that experience is a premium expectation in WA.

Victoria: The Melbourne market is currently busier than it was 12 months ago, with a number of high profile projects from NAB, Telstra and IBM creating the demand for particularly contract staff.

Candle Skills Index uses analysis by KPMG Econtech based on ABS and DEEWR data. Candle is a business arm of the ASX-listed Clarius Group (CND).

 

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