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Q1 2015 Market Update: Australia’s Technology Sector


Market Update

The key focus for IT departments across various industry sectors this year is innovation, which is creating a positive employment market for the IT industry across Australia.  IT companies are restructuring their teams to increase efficiencies as they develop new business functions and made advances in software and hardware.

There is a high demand for Business Analysts, as well as IT professionals with service management skills and experience with agile software development,  as technology teams are looking to hire permanent staff. Over the next 12 months, advances in big data, mobility and cloud data will drive high demand for Program Managers and Architects. The preference towards hiring technology professionals on a temporary basis continues to grow due to fixed project budgets.

ICT are primarily concentrating on improving processes and experiences for mobile and wireless devices to enhance the customer experience. In 2015, mobility is the most important priority, followed by Cloud Services and Digital. There are skills shortages within the market, particular IT professionals proficient in Cloud Services, digital marketing and e-, with many IT Managers having difficulty sourcing IT professionals with advanced soft business skills such as leadership and business acumen. This shortage of properly qualified IT professionals will lead to IT teams recruiting international talent if they are unable to source the required skills locally.

The IT industry is shifting from its traditional technical-based focus to focusing on delivering optimal services to customers. IT departments are also concentrating on operational efficiency and business resiliency, with little time for downtime. Many IT departments are developing flexible technology portfolios that have size without scale, and creating a services portfolio that can quickly adapt to changing business and technology conditions.

IT leaders need to be efficient with their budgets, as well as being a trusted business partner while adding value to the business. They need to  enhance innovation within their teams to help support business growth and competitiveness. IT budgets and where funds are distributed are influenced by innovative digital strategies and new technologies such as mobile, cloud and analytics. CIOs are operating in a challenging environment with increasing business expectations as well as rapid increases in the pace of business and technological change.

IT budgets are primarily being allocated to ‘business as usual’ ventures, however there is an appetite within budgets to fund activities to support business growth and change. Financial priorities continue to be supporting new business needs, driving digital strategy, consolidating infrastructure as well as strengthening risk and security.


Service Desk Analyst

  • Strong Service Desk experience across several state government agencies.
  • Supported a plethora of hardware and software, including Active Directory, Exchange and Outlook.
  • Recently qualified in MCSA.
  • High level of customer service skills and telephone manner.
  • Experience troubleshooting via telephone, email and remote access.

Reference: 449910455

Portfolio Manager

  • PMP, SA Fin and Scrum Qualifications.
  • Over nine years managing a large portfolio of projects across multiple industries covering both technology and business projects.
  • Managed a budget in excess of $10 million and programs in excess of $35 million with team sizes reaching as high as 60.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills.

Reference: 449765612

Desktop Support Engineer

  • Most recently worked for a professional services firm in a corporate environment.
  • Experience prioritising and diagnosing hardware issues for a client’s internal users.
  • Has fixed issues across both Windows and Mac, with a particular focus on iPhones and iPads.
  • Team Leader experience in last role, helping to manage ticket resolution and monitor service delivery performance.
  • Available on a contract and permanent basis.

Reference: 449687013

Senior .NET Developer/Lead

  • Worked in USA as senior .NET Developer for over four years and then in India for another four years.
  • Over 11 years of experience in IT development in senior .NET arena. 
  • Experienced in ASP.NET, C#, JS, SQL server.
  • ITIL certified with experience in Effort Tracking and Silverlight.
  • Experience in XML/Exchange and Oracle DB.
  • Web design experience with Visual Studio, UI Skills, GIMP and added skill set with MVC, Knockout and Angular JS.

Reference: 449945895

Trade/Equity Application Support TL/Manager

  • Years of experience working within the trading industry across multiple countries.
  • Hands-on experience in the front office environment working on support and application support for many top banking institutions.
  • Experience with development and enhancement, also trouble shooting of FIX 4.2.
  • Worked on maintenance support function supporting the equity cash and derivatives execution across APAC market.
  • Worked in environments such as SunOS 5.8, Linux, shell scripting, Perl, Sybase 11, Oracle 8/9, Java, MQ, webMethods, Autosys among others.

Reference: 3994750

Senior Front End Web Developer

  • Extensive commercial experience across high traffic websites and ecommerce projects.
  • Technology acumen includes: PHP, HTML 5, CSS, AJAX and JavaScript.
  • Strong iOS and Android experience.
  • Digital agency background and big brand client project portfolio.
  • Top tier client facing and consultative expertise.

Reference: 449765680

Business Systems Manager

  • Strong business application implementation and support experience.
  • Experience managing technology teams across support, development and implementation.
  • Financial services background with significant experience in operational management.
  • Experience leading all stages of the SDLC, following Waterfall, Iterative and Agile.
  • Development background with exposure to a diverse set of technologies (Java, Jboss, Websphere, .NET and Acurity).

Reference: 449687045


Senior Security Analyst

  • Over 10 years of security consulting experience in medium to large enterprise environments.
  • Bachelor of Computer Science, CISSP, CRISC, MCSE and ITIL certified.
  • Full roadmap, design and development of large scale cyber security incident response plans.
  • Subject matter expert for security information management.
  • Expert in best practice operational procedures and business stakeholder engagement.

Reference: 449751132

Senior IT Business Analyst

  • Over 10 years of experience as a Business Analyst and Project Manager.
  • Strong track record as an Agile Coach, Iteration Manager and Scrum Master.
  • Extensive expertise across the financial services domain.
  • Excellent client facing and consultative skill-set.
  • IT Certifications include: MSP, Prince2, PMP and ITIL.

Reference: 449858895

Service Desk Analyst

  • Four years of commercial experience operating at a enterprise level service desk.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft products: Active Directory, Exchange, Windows 8 and Server 2012.
  • Strong incident management experience relating to appropriate escalation processes.
  • Proactive and pragmatic individual with excellent customer service skills.
  • ITIL certified.

Reference: 449961418

Network Engineer

  • Bachelor of Micro-Electronic Engineering, and CCNA, CCNP and CCDP certified.
  • 15 years of networking experience working for large integrators and managed service providers.
  • Advanced routing and switching, wireless and security design experience.
  • Comprehensive experience of relevant protocols: BGP, OSPF and MPLS.
  • Advanced project knowledge relating to upgrades and transformations consolidation.

Reference: 449851911

SharePoint Technical Lead

  • Successful track record across large scale SharePoint 2013 implementations.
  • Proven skills in the design, implementation, development and training of MS SharePoint 2010 and 2013.
  • Advanced database design, replication and storage expertise.
  • Over 15 years of client facing and consulting experience.
  • Bachelors Degree and MCTS accreditation.

Reference: 449879333

Senior Front-End Web Developer

  • Extensive commercial experience across high traffic websites and ecommerce projects.
  • Strong digital agency background and big-brand client project portfolio.
  • Technology acumen includes: PHP, HTML 5, CSS, AJAX and JavaScript.
  • Strong iOS and Android experience.
  • Top tier client facing and consultative expertise.

Reference: 449765680


Helpdesk Support

  • Over two years experience in helpdesk capacity within the legal sector.
  • Experience supporting iPhones/iPads.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Open to temporary or permanent roles.

Reference: 107334406

Desktop Support Analyst

  • Over three years of experience across Level 2 support within the professional services sector.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficient in AD, Exchange, Lotus Notes, Windows, Citrix, ITIL, SCCM.
  • Available immediately.

Reference: 107333582

Senior Project Manager

  • PMP certified Project Manager with over 12 years of experience.
  • Experience across a range of industries including banking and finance, telecommunications, automotive, healthcare, logistics and consulting.
  • Strong in working with multi-disciplinary and multi-location teams within a global investment banking organisation.
  • Strong track record in project delivery from both an execution and stakeholder management perspective.
  • Excellent communication skills and very personable.

Reference: 449957371

Senior Test Analyst

  • ISTQB certified QA consultant.
  • 12 years of experience working for top tier investment banks and asset managers.
  • Strong experience testing front, middle and back office applications.
  • Managing test teams and complex test environments for agile and waterfall projects.
  • Experience with system, integration and user acceptance testing.

Reference: 809841


Enterprise Architect

  • Experience in establishing new enterprise architecture functions.
  • New business operating model identification and definition.
  • Skilled in developing IT strategic roadmaps based on strategic business strategy.
  • TOGAF 9 (1 and 2) certified.

Reference: 449947855

System & Network Engineer

  • Over nine years of experience.
  • Avaya and NEC system migrations to Cisco-CUCM and UCCX.
  • ESXi Vmware V5.1.
  • EMC SAN storage.
  • Checkpoint, Sonicwall and ASA.
  • SQL 2000- 2008.

Reference: 449723835

Business Analyst

  • Comprehensive exposure to a range of application and infrastructure projects.
  • Very strong combination of technical and functional foundations.
  • Experience in Agile and Waterfall project delivery methodologies.
  • Extensive experience with top tier clients with exposure to leading technologies and best practice methodologies.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and change management experience.

Reference: 449954296

.NET Developer

  • Over 10 years of development experience across ASP.NET, C#, MVC.
  • Extensive SQL server development experience.
  • Excellent communication skills with a passion for mentoring junior developers.
  • Ability to identify solutions to complex technical issues.

Reference: 449955104

Test Engineer

  • Extensive test experience across multiple projects.
  • Over eight years of test experience including functional, regression, integration and performance.
  • Ability to act in team lead role if required.
  • Excellent communication skills with experience influencing internal stakeholders.

Reference: 4292780

Program Manager

  • Extensive experience driving high value and critical projects.
  • Accountable for high value critical programs of work, managing concurrent projects from conception to delivery.
  • Strong health sector industry experience.
  • Exceptional communication skills and stakeholder engagement .
  • Prince2 practitioner.

Reference: 449958659