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The Auckland market continues to be stable as we head into 2020. However, if you look to the global market and in particular the seemingly slowing market in Australia, I would suggest there could be some uncertainty in our local market as well. 

What seems to be creating the current buoyancy from a recruitment perspective is the fact that digital, tech and IT skillsets continue to be in such strong demand. This is coupled with the fact that in Auckland we have such a small talent pool. It would be quite fair to say then that the picture of buoyancy is created from the level of competition for talent, rather than actual significant business confidence and growth. 

Typically when there’s global uncertainty we can find candidates less likely to move jobs. However, we don’t seem to be experiencing this and candidates are still very motivated to progress their career and consider opportunities that will challenge and motivate them.  

Within the financial services sector, the 12 months prior was an incredibly busy period of time.  However, this sector in particular is taking an opportunity to settle and rescope their programmes of work. Growth and confidence continues to be strong in the start-up and scale up space – with innovation and disruptive technology continuing to receive investment and support. 

Overall, highly qualified individuals in the IT and digital sector are still in very high demand and continue to receive multiple offers of employment and we don’t anticipate this trend slowing down anytime soon. 

Kara Smith
General Manager - AKL


17,477 technology professionals, with an average tenure of 1.5 years.


Contract: Software Engineer, Business Analyst, Tester Perm: Help Desk Analyst, Tester, Software Engineer


Salesforce developers/consultants, Data Analytics, DevOps and Cloud Engineers, React Developers, Financial Services BA's with Compliance experience


Flexibility - option to work from home often, career/skills development, certification support


Datacom, Spark New Zealand, ASB Bank, Auckland Council, The University of Auckland


66% Male

34% Female

*The information in this site has been retrieved from sources with gender binary data. We acknowledge those who do not fit within this rigid framework and understand there are many more gender identities beyond the binary.


Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’, is known for both it’s beautiful scenery and for being a growing urban oasis.  


Tāmaki Makaurau is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world and also houses large European and Asian communities.  With trade relations currently being developed with other regions such as India and South America, immigration has increased significantly from these destinations over the last several years – creating a very dynamic and diverse city. This diversity contributes to a plethora of talent as well as amazing food options.

Auckland's relaxed working environment lends itself to a good work-life balance, which attracts talent from around the globe. Whilst the cost of living is relatively high in this city, easy accessibility to social services and New Zealand's world ranking as the easiest place to do business, makes it an enticing city to reside in. 

Auckland is also a land of opportunity, operating as a hub for many start-up and scale up businesses with big aspirations. New Zealand's 'number 8 wire' mentality, which represents the Kiwi problem-solving and can-do attitude, permeates throughout Auckland's culture and in all that its citizens set out to do.

All prices quoted are in local currency.

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Permanent roles are annual salaries and contract rates are hourly. All data is in local currency. Salaries are exclusive of superannuation. Contractor rate is the rate paid to the contractor.

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