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The five hottest jobs in IT right now

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Tech professionals are a hot commodity in the current job market. With the increasing digitisation of many industries, digital leadership teams across New Zealand are ramping up their IT recruitment and job boards are full of excellent opportunities. This skyrocketing demand has driven the national median base salary for digital professionals up by 13% over […]

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Small in size, big on tech

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Our latest Wellington IT Report is reveals that once again, Wellington rates as one of the best places for IT professionals to work and live in New Zealand. Thriving tech sector The tech sector in Wellington is thriving. This is the region that has the highest concentration of web-based and digital technology companies in New […]

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Contracting: a win-win for IT techs and employers

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With more and more of us seeking a better work-life balance, an increasing number of people are turning to contracting. Contracting can offer techs the freedom of maintaining a strong career while also choosing their own hours and projects, without sacrificing income. It also enables tech companies to respond quickly to new trends and find […]

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Digital salaries up 13% in six months

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Our latest Absolute IT Digital Remuneration Report  shows that the national median base salary for digital professionals has gone up by 13%  over the last six months, from $71,000 as reported in August 2017 to $80,000 as recorded at the end of February 2018. High demand, short supply It is clear that the appetite for digital […]

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IT employers: a tale of two sectors

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In the latest Absolute IT Employer Insight Report we are seeing an interesting trend in terms of the demand for IT skills in the public versus the private sector. Most in-demand IT skills Over the last five years the top three most-in-demand skills from IT employers in New Zealand have been software development, business analysis […]

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Women In IT – The Perfect Fit

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It’s well known that the IT industry is male-dominated, with New Zealand being no exception to the trend. Although women gain qualifications at an 80% higher rate than men in New Zealand, many are not trained in areas projected to experience high growth. And in 2016, only 22% of students graduating with a Bachelor’s Degrees […]

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What IT job seekers really, really want

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The 2018 Absolute IT Job Seeker Report reveals that while money is still a big influencing factor for IT professionals, the opportunity to grow and learn new skills can be a huge factor to keep or attract IT talent. Money is not everything As a group, IT professionals rate their base salary as the biggest deciding […]

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IT salaries switching gears

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The latest Absolute IT Tech Remuneration Report is live and there is a definite upward trend in IT salaries in New Zealand. The national IT median base salary of $90,000 is up 10% from its previous $82,000 level recorded in June 2017. After drilling into the data, it became clear that the spike in the median […]

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Tech industry taking off in the North

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The latest Absolute IT Hamilton/Bay of Plenty Regional Report has been released and it is clear that this region is growing and starting to flex its muscles. The tech sector in Hamilton has grown by double digits, both in size and in revenue. The 2017 TIN100 Report found that over the past year the tech […]

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Auckland thirsty for digital skills

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The latest Absolute IT Auckland Report shows that Auckland is the place to be if you are a digital tech professional. With 50% of all digital professionals in New Zealand working in Auckland it is a region that is attracting cutting edge businesses to its shores. “It comes as no surprise that high-tech digital businesses […]

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