CANBERRA

MARKET OVERVIEW

Canberra

Since COVID-19 restrictions were introduced, the majority of Canberra’s IT workforce were able to successfully work from home for the majority of 2020.  We have now seen over the last three months a large number of government departments return to work full time in their offices, or implement a hybrid working from home and office model.  Although a number of private organisations are still working from home in some capacity, some have also chosen to return to office environments.

 

The backend of 2020 saw a surge in roles, and we expect to see the same volume of opportunities across most skill sets and clients for the remainder of the financial year.  With border restrictions in place at certain times of the year, attracting interstate candidates has been a more challenging process.

Hiring managers are continuing to seek those with the right technical skills. We are continuing to see a high demand for DevOps Engineers, Cybersecurity roles, Cloud-related skills, digital resources, and Full-stack and Java developers. Contractors are continuing to seek stability and longevity when considering new opportunities. 

Rob Ning
General Manager - ACT
Talent
 

TALENT INSIGHTS

Canberra

TECH TALENT

10,841 technology professionals, with an average tenure of 1.8 years.

FASTEST HIRING JOBS

Data Engineer, Director of Technology, Security Engineer, Data Officer, Network Security Engineer, Cybersecurity Analyst

IN-DEMAND SKILLS

Business Analysis, DevOps, Cloud Computing, SQL, Data Analysis, Python, Service Desk, Cybersecurity

IN-DEMAND BENEFITS

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

TOP TECH EMPLOYERS

Australian Department of Defence, Australian Government Department of Human Services, ACT Government, The Australian National University

GENDER IDENTITY*

72% Male

28% 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.

 

LIVING IN THE CITY

Canberra

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

$4.48

Average cost of renting a 1 bed in the city 

$2045/month

Average gym membership per month 

$72

 

SALARY DATA

Canberra

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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