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ICT remains top sector for new jobs in New Zealand

by Ray Clancy on June 1, 2017

The number of jobs available in IT and communications in New Zealand continues to grow with the industry topping the number of new adverts in April.

There are also numerous jobs available in the trades and services sector and in manufacturing, transport and logistics, according to the latest data from SEEK.

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Overall there was a 9.7% rise in new job ad verts in April with Auckland recording the biggest growth.

Across Auckland the ICT industry again saw the largest number of job opportunities with the greatest demand for development and programming, business system analysts and programme and project management.

‘The need for highly skilled ICT professionals is ever increasing to keep business digitally connected and competitive, and this demand is not isolated to just the IT sector,’ said Janet Faulding, general manager for SEEK New Zealand.

She pointed out that ICT jobs are being advertised across many sectors, including banking and financial services, Government and retail.

There was also strong growth in Auckland’s advertising, arts and media industry, up 25% year on year while the fields with greatest demand for workers throughout the industry were agency account management, up 18%, and journalism and writing, up 16%.

‘This is very encouraging news for people looking at working in the advertising, arts and media industry, or those looking to develop their career in this sector. Opportunities for this sector are a mix of internal and agency roles that require varying levels of experience, therefore appealing to a broad range of job seekers,’ Faulding.

Job opportunities increased by 2.4% year on year in Canterbury, the second month in a row of growth which is a sign that the market there is turning around after the earthquake of March 2015 subdued the number of opportunities.

In Wellington new job adverts remained relatively flat, down 0.9% year on year following strong growth of 10.7% in March, the data also shows. However, one of the fastest growing industries across Wellington in April was real estate, up 33% year on year.

‘Relative to 12 months ago, competition conditions were tougher for job seekers in Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury this April, this means there has been a slight increase in the number of people applying for jobs. However, it was still a candidate’s market this April, meaning candidates still had the upper hand over hirer’s when applying for jobs,’ explained Faulding.

‘At a national level, applications per ad remain high across the engineering, ICT, accounting and marketing and communications industries, which suggests tougher conditions for job seekers and an easier task for employers to source suitable candidates,’ she said.

She added that high candidate availability remains in human resources, legal and mining, resources and energy sectors, however conditions are beginning to tighten.

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