17 April 2014 · Absolute IT

Our latest Insight Report takes a look into Waikato and the Bay of Plenty. ICT talent looks set to continue to be in high demand through 2014 in this region.

Of the 460 Employers surveyed we asked about their upcoming challenges for the year ahead given he continued economic growth in the region. The overwhelming internet is that employers will be likely to increase headcount to address the demands of their business as they expand their utilisation IT.                This demand is in turn fueling a growing shortage of local skills, this is being offset by those attracted to the region for the lifestyle  and challenging work opportunities, this talent is coming from a variety of sources with growing number moving from Auckland.

Given the growth within the local industry and the demand for talent on the increase Employers are ensuring they are keeping the talent they have with 65% planning pay increases in their budgets. This is a rise of 13% compared to 2013 where only 52% if Employers planned to do the same.