The IT job market continues to flourish, recording a 38 per cent net increase in the number of companies reporting intentions to increase their staffing numbers, according to a study conducted by recruitment consultancy Morgan & Banks.
"Within the sector, the hottest career opportunities will be for core computer roles [and we see] 28 per cent of organisations intending to increase Computer/IT employees," said Andrew Banks, joint managing director of Morgan & Banks.
Within the IT industry, sales jobs will increase in number, Banks said, with 13 per cent of companies looking to increase their sales teams. Victoria had the highest growth rate, with a 49 per cent net positive effect, although that was down 14 per cent on last quarter's result. NSW also had optimistic results recording a net positive effect of 41 per cent, down only 1 per cent on last quarter.
As might be expected, Canberra had the worst result, but in light of the still tight budget control, the 7 per cent net increase was reasonably optimistic, Banks said.
"Organisations that have between 101Ð500 employees reported the largest job growth with a net effect of 63 per cent, while 500+ companies will have the least IT jobs to offer. IT contracting will still be in strong demand with a surge in organisations intending to utilise flexible staffing," Banks said.