We are now one year into COVID life and hopefully at some stage during the year we see the back of it, and whilst each day may resemble Groundhog Day, we need to prepare for more twists and turns throughout 2021. 


Operating in a smaller State has provided me with a strong insight into how most industry sectors have behaved during 2020. Importantly, both State and Federal Government departments have been proactive in maintaining staffing levels, with many increasing their head count, especially those involved in the Health and Emergency Services sectors. The Defence sector is also well and truly alive, and we are seeing improved hiring demand in recent months.  Many of the local ICT Consulting firms have also been very active taking on both contractors and fulltime staff.  Lot Fourteen (our Technology and Innovation Hub) also continues to go from strength to strength and now includes recent additions in the Cyber and Space sectors. We look forward to seeing these sectors flourish in the years to come.


Skillsets in high demand:

  • Level 1 & Help Desk Support

  • Business Analysts / Leads

  • Project Managers

  • Java & Front-End Developers

  • Data Analysts & Engineers

  • Testers

  • DevOps Support / Engineers

  • Cybersecurity

  • Defence Cleared Personnel

  • Rollout Engineers


Additional observations:


  • Tech touches our lives daily and is close to recession proof, hence a great industry to part of – not just during a pandemic.

  • Contracting roles continue to dominate permanent opportunities as it allows vital flexibility to both candidates and clients whilst they navigate COVID. 

  • Employees and employers are still coming to terms with the various hybrid working models in place.

  • ZOOM, TEAMS, SKYPE all have their place BUT nothing can replace face-to-face meetings which are more personal and engaging.

  • We must all be cognizant of mental health issues that may arise due to being isolated with working from home arrangements.


2021 will continue to offer up many challenges on both the home and business fronts, so it is important have a plan and/or goals, prioritise what is important to you, remain focussed and not be afraid to reach out for help if you or a family member is struggling.

Anthony Whyte
General Manager - SA




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