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Christchurch IT salaries surge as leading recruitment specialists launches new office

02 April 2014

Leading New Zealand IT recruitment agency Candle has released new data from MySalaryPortal.co.nz which reveals the Christchurch market is heating up with wages spiking 10 per cent in the past six months. The new data coincides with the launch of Candle’... read full story

Jump in IT professionals prepared to switch jobs for less money

14 February 2014

Nearly one in 10 professionals in the IT sector would leave their current roles for less money – a doubling of job dissatisfaction, a new national survey has revealed. The survey of 1,260 IT professionals* by leading employment services provider Candle... read full story

Urgent need to ramp up IT technical skills and disciplines

21 October 2013

Australian IT is losing its edge in developing talent outside of skills deemed trendy side of IT such as app and online development, according to the latest Clarius Skills Indicator report.For the first time, the nation is actually losing talent across th... read full story

Bonuses and benefits still a powerful lure in IT job negotiations despite drops

29 August 2013

“Workforce indicators predict some slow but positive growth from early 2014 and companies will look strategically at the skills they need and what they’re prepared to offer for them”. Using bonuses and benefits to attract and keep key IT staff is sti... read full story

Slower IT jobs market but minor skills shortage emerges among ICT managers

07 May 2013

The IT job market has slowed faster than most other sectors of the economy during the past six months, creating an oversupply of 300 professionals, but a shortage of 100 ICT managers has emerged, according to the new Clarius Skills Indicator for the March... read full story

IT job market softens as shortage remains and employers seek multi-skilled staff

25 February 2013

While some sections of the IT jobs market have softened, there remained an overall shortage of more than 4,600 IT professionals during the December quarter, according to the latest Clarius Skills Index released today. Data warehousing, SAP and business in... read full story

Top Australian ICT executives earn $400,000 dollars a year

11 December 2012

A Salary Intelligence Report from Candle reveals that the top permanent salary earner in 2012 is paid almost half a million dollars a year.  The Candle Salary Intelligence Report draws on data from more than 7,600 IT specific anonymous salary entries acr... read full story

ICT professionals remain in ‘extreme’ shortage with NSW and VIC showing demand growth in late 2012

19 November 2012

The latter parts of 2012 have seen a reversal of fortune for permanent ICT staff with demand in NSW and Victoria on the upswing, and Western Australia flattening out, according to the latest Clarius Skills Index released today. The Index – Australia’s onl... read full story

Q&A with Linda Trevor, Executive General Manager Candle

10 September 2012

Q: What challenges do you anticipate the globalisation of the workforce will present? Globalisation of the workforce is here to stay but does create many challenges. First and foremost, organisations need to change their way of thinking from locally to gl... read full story

Shortage of ICT professionals hits extreme levels according to new national workforce report

03 September 2012

The shortage of skilled ICT professionals in Australia has worsened by about 50 per cent according to the latest Clarius Skills Index released today.As a result, Australian companies are favouring permanent employment to snare top talent as opposed to con... read full story