Since January, the entire world has been on high alert as the COVID-19 virus rapidly spread to all parts of the globe.
For the majority of us, it became real when our office and usual business attire was replaced with a kitchen table, track pants and hoodies (or was that just me?). We quickly scrambled to set up home offices and fast became familiar with using tools such as ZOOM, MS Teams, FaceTime etc so that we could have face-to-face conversations with our staff; clients and candidates. The transition was smooth, so much so that many of us will probably work a hybrid model moving forward, consisting of working from both home and the office.
When compared to other business sectors, the overall ICT landscape has remained very resilient to everything thrown at it in 2020. Although we have seen a large drop-off in the number of permanent job vacancies (circa 80%), this has been offset by a significant increase (circa 240%) in contractor vacancies . This is a direct result of businesses not knowing what the economy will do in the next 6-12 months, so they are taking a cautious but sensible approach regarding their staffing levels.
Industry sectors which have been dramatically affected include accommodation and food services; manufacturing; wholesale trade, travel, entertainment, sport and gambling.
Whilst the above industries are in survival mode, many are flourishing such as online shopping; courier pick-up and delivery services; sporting apparel and gym equipment as well as Government; health and aged care related industries.
We have not seen any significant changes in salaries and contractor rates since COVID-19.
General Manager - SA
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LIVING IN THE CITY
Adelaide may be small, but boy is it mighty. If the underdog was an Australian city, it would be Adelaide.
In 2019, Adelaide was placed in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, positioning the city as a great alternative to Sydney and Melbourne where the living costs are growing rapidly.
Adelaide is geographically located so that you can quite literally have it all. Living in the city centre is affordable, while being only a 20 minute drive to the beach, and a 30 minute drive to two world-famous wine regions.
You even have the option to escape to the country of the Adelaide Hills, with this picturesque setting situating you only a 30 minute commute into the heart of the city. If you have ever given thought to wanting exponentially more for less, Adelaide is your answer.
All prices quoted are in local currency.
Average cost of a coffee
Average cost of renting a 1 bed in the city
Average gym membership per month