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The Canberra market has seen an increase in roles compared to previous years. The federal election has cemented stability within Government which has allowed departments to effectively plan and continue on with recruitment and delivery of election promises.


We have seen big growth and demands around digital resources as most departments are going through their own digital transformation. Another key area of growth has been around cyber security and the need to protect departmental data and information. While we have seen a slight downturn in recruitment with some of the larger departments, we have seen medium and smaller agencies experience increased activity across most areas of recruitment as they look to transform. Rates remain high in the capital due to a skill shortage of candidates across the board as most departments have the need for a security clearance so luring interstate candidates has proved to be more difficult. We expect this to continue into the New Year. 2020 remains positive for the Canberra market with most departments showing signs they are on the up as the pressure to deliver on projects builds.

Rob Ning
General Manager - ACT


8,016 technology professionals, with an average tenure of 1.4 years.


Contract: Infrastructure Architect, App Delivery, Service Delivery Manager Perm: Analyst Programmer, Business Development Manager, Product Manager


Digital Resources, Devops/Cloud resources, Cyber Security resources, CRM Developers, Data Analytics


Flexible working arrangements (time and location), internal growth opportunities, interesting projects to work on, great manager


Australia Government Department of Human Services, Department of Defence, Australian Taxation Office (ATO), ACT Government, Australian Government


70% Male

30% 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.


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.

Average cost of a coffee


Average commute 

26 mins

Average cost of renting a 1 bed in the city 


Average gym membership per month 



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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