Other areas of the market, it says, were slower due to tight budgets and caution in the lead-up to the election. It says the announcement of the national election date on September 20 affected mainly hands-on technical areas such as development, testing and core infrastructure.
The date was earlier than expected and affected the ability of the agencies to successfully deliver new projects before the election, says Robert Walters.
Over the next six months, public sector hiring managers will be looking for "highly capable and business-focused" business analysts, program managers, project managers and business change managers as the public sector moves forward with projects in the new financial year.
The public sector, it says, has a strong focus on getting value for money. "This means business cases have to stand up to higher levels of scrutiny and projects have to deliver on the benefits promised," says Robert Walters.
Robert Walters notes technology companies are expected to win more business through the government's outsourcing model, and will be seeking technical program and project managers and systems analysts.
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