Kevin Francis the national Microsoft practice manager with development house Object Consulting is busy hiring personnel for soaring demand of IT skills. He is looking from Java to .NET programmers and people who have skills and experiences in designing, and developers in mobile and business architects. According to Francis, finding people who have specialised skills are very hard to find. User experience that are good and not just developers, this is the people Francis’ looking. Francis is one who took the project such as the NBN, overhauls IT at government departments and some major banks.
The regional director of IT specialist recruitment firm Hayes Information Technology Peter Noblet says that the demand for IT candidates across the board is very high. The demand resulted when iPhone and Android technology are booming especially cloud related applications are just on the making.
The in demand areas for the IT are related to virtualization and cloud computing in large businesses. In response to this the employers are reviewing salaries in accordance to the candidate expectations. The applicant who knows about the cloud computing skill is highly employable; this means the applicant can choose the jobs and the companies in local and international market.
In 2012 the technical skills are also in demand. This job focuses on the business analyst and project management skills. Through analytics and business intelligence skills and this skill have value from the data. ITs are also in demand in telecommunications and other customer management skills.
According to Linda Trevor the executive general manager with IT specialist recruiter Candle, they are favouring to contractual staffs because they are more focus on their performance and concentrating well in their jobs. The company offers 475 visas in IT related areas.
In 2012 job’s market have great opportunities to the IT developers although the employment is contractual rather than permanent employment. Candle Trevor the Canbrera branch manager said “there’s so much enabling technology – tablets, cloud, and so on – that people don’t understand yet; if I were starting out in technology, I would focus on those technologies. If someone’s got particular experience in any given area, we can place them.”