Uncertainty due to COVID, the QLD State Election and logistical challenges with WFH arrangements all contributed to the reduction in investment of major technology and business transformation projects throughout 2020. However, since the end of last year, we have seen a significant improvement in business confidence which has led to the initiation of a number of new IT related projects and the reestablishment of projects that had been shelved due to COVID.
As a result, we are now seeing a return in demand for project services related skills (Project Managers, Business Analysts, Architects and Organisational Change Analysts). The need for experienced Cyber Security, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Specialists has remained high throughout COVID.
Assuming demand for IT skills continues at the current levels, we will begin to move into a candidate short market by the end of this financial year.
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LIVING IN THE CITY
Brisbane is currently enjoying an extended period of economic prosperity and growth which looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. Significant investment is being made into Brisbane’s infrastructure with major projects such as the Cross Rover Rail project, the new Queen’s Wharf Casino Complex and the expansion of Brisbane Airport beginning construction.
Brisbane also offers a high standard of living with much lower living costs than Sydney and Melbourne (particularly the cost of housing) but with technology related salaries rivalling those of the these cities.
With nearly 300 days of sunshine per year, Brisbane offers an unrivalled lifestyle for those who love the outdoors being only an hour from the beautiful beaches and relaxed lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast and a short drive to the many national parks of the Gold Coast Hinterland. For those who enjoy the nightlife, the redevelopment of Howard Smith Wharf has added another favourite hotspot to rival the likes of Newstead and Fortitude Valley offering even more restaurants and bars to explore and experience.
A burgeoning tech start up community has positioned Brisbane as a major start-up hub increasing demand for specialised technology skillsets. QLD State Government continue to invest in technology programs that will transform the way we live in Queensland and with a resurgence in commercial industry sectors such as natural resources and banking, employment opportunities are strong.
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