COVID-19 Update


With the world chartering through unfamiliar waters, here’s what we are seeing in the Canberra market. 

As with most of us, the majority of contractors are now working from home. Most employers have adopted flexible hours to accommodate contractors and their home lives. We are also seeing the redeployment of staff to other departments to help accommodate workloads.

While we have seen a slowdown in terms of numbers of new roles released to market, clients are still needing to hire and fill positions both in government and the private sector. The volume of these roles is close to what we would expect at this time of year. We believe that as time goes on, clients will still need to deliver on projects and we anticipate that more roles will be released again.

Hiring managers are still seeking those who have the right technical skills. Skills in highest demand are business analysis; UI and UX design; user research; DevOps and Cloud engineering and architecture; as well as skills in SAP.

Candidates are seeking stability and longevity. For existing workforces, teams want reassurance that their roles are safe. 


In Canberra, we have not observed any significant change in IT salaries or contractor rates over the past few months.

Rob Ning
General Manager - ACT


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Have you always dreamed of owning a large block of land and not being crammed into the rat race of Sydney or Melbourne? Then Canberra is the place for you. Centrally located, two hours from the snow, two hours from the beach and three hours from Sydney, Canberra offers the ultimate lifestyle for the active individual or family. Foodies are well looked after too, with a thriving bar and restaurant scene, Canberra has 10 recently hatted restaurants to choose from.


While house prices can be on the higher side, the value for money is second to none whether you are a first home buyer looking to jump into the property market or seeking a forever home. The push for more apartments across the suburban landscape has meant that there is more available for first home buyers or investors at reasonable prices.


With a large number of educational options available, Canberra offers the community hundreds of programs through a number of private and public education systems as well as higher education options, including a technical institute, delivering world-class education which is highly regarded and offers something for everyone.

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. Permanent roles are annual salaries and contract rates are hourly. All data is in local currency.

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