Articles

Auckland thirsty for digital skills

Posted on

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 […]

Continue reading ›

Canterbury’s tech sector is buzzing

Posted on

The latest Absolute IT Christchurch Report shows that Canterbury is a dynamic region with a tech sector that is competitive, innovative and gearing up to address future tech needs.   Future growth One of the positive markers for future tech growth in region is the new South Island ICT Graduate School that opened its doors […]

Continue reading ›

The fast and the digital – why Agile is taking off in NZ

Posted on

In New Zealand, Agile is sprinting ahead of the pack. More and more businesses are adopting Agile methodologies and chasing improvements in flexibility, time to market, product quality and customer satisfaction metrics. How does Agile work? Agile enables teams to work in a more responsive way, improving productivity and making quality improvements. One famous successful […]

Continue reading ›

Absolute IT launches NZ’s first Digital Salary Report

Posted on

Absolute IT has just released New Zealand’s first Digital Remuneration Report. The Report focuses on income trends of digital professionals in New Zealand. “Digital skills are in high demand as the digital revolution and the Internet of Things have totally transformed the way we do business and relate to the world. This is such a […]

Continue reading ›

IT Salaries up 2%

Posted on

The Absolute IT June 2017 Remuneration Report revealed IT salaries has come out of its slump of the last 18 months and has bounced back to its January 2016 levels.   “The national median base IT salary is now $82,000, a 2% increase over the last 6 months. This is the first time in over a year […]

Continue reading ›

Making it work for women in IT

Posted on

The global challenge to raise the ratio of women working in the IT sector is now recognised industry-wide, and initiatives to tackle the problem are on the increase. Around the globe, companies and education institutions are revising their programme structures and workplace culture to attract and retain more female staff.   In New Zealand the […]

Continue reading ›

Report sheds light on contracting & gender diversity

Posted on

A definite gender trend has emerged from the latest Absolute IT Wellington Report. Almost a third of IT job seekers in Wellington are contractors (32%) and from the data it is clear that women are far more disposed to contract than men. “Reviewing the Wellington data, we found that 47% of women working in IT […]

Continue reading ›

Tech employers looking for soft skills

Posted on

The latest Absolute IT Employer Report found that tech employers rate soft skills as the most valuable skills when looking for new IT talent. “As IT is an integral part of almost all modern business operations, it is not surprising that tech employers are looking for candidates that have more than just the technical skills […]

Continue reading ›

Communication is skill #1

Posted on

The latest Absolute IT Job Seeker Insight report found that tech professionals rate communication skills as the most important skill to get ahead in the workplace. “It is clear that job seekers are aware that while employers still value technical ability, they place a higher importance on their softer skills, such as the ability to communicate […]

Continue reading ›

Auckland employers under pressure

Posted on

Absolute IT has released its latest Remuneration Report. The Report captures over 39,000 real-time contract and permanent employees’ remuneration as entered into www.itsalaries.co.nz. “We have seen that on the whole, the IT median base salary ($80,000) in New Zealand has been stable over the past 6 and 12 months. While the national figure has stayed […]

Continue reading ›