IT consultant role 4th hardest job to fill in Australia

IT consultant role 4th hardest job to fill in Australia

Seek Employment Index says IT consultants hard to find

The position of information technology consultant was the fourth hardest role to fill across the economy in May, according the latest Seek Employment Index (SEI).

Nurses, primary school teachers and private practice solicitors were the hardest roles to fill in a month that saw the SEI, which measures the ratio of job applications to new job ads on the popular job search Website, fall by a seasonally adjusted 9.8 per cent.

Victoria and Western Australia experienced an increase in new job ads with 6.1 per cent and 3.5 per cent rises, respectively. All other states and territories continued to fall.

The SEI results come after the Olivier Job Index for May showed IT jobs fared worse than the rest of the market, falling by 5.19 per cent for a 12 month drop of 58.11 per cent. By comparison, overall job ads dropped by 4.32 per cent in May and 51.9 per cent for the year.

The Olivier Index indicated desktop support and helpdesk staff have been the biggest IT casualties, with job ads dropping by 73.1 per cent over 12 months. System administration support workers have fared the best, with hiring ads dropping by 51.6 per cent for the same period.

Olivier Group director, Robert Olivier, said green shoots were appearing with ads for part time and temporary/contract positions up 5.3 and 5.9 per cent, respectively, for the month.

These figures are in line with those from the Hudson report released earlier this month, which showed a Q2 recovery in contract positions.

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