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Western Australia contiunes to lead the way as one of the world's most diversified and productive mineral / petroleum regions.


The Resource Sector continues to experience steady growth due to significant investment which has seen the local demand for ICT skills increase. As such, Western Australia is currently experiencing a ICT candidate short market. As the demand for candidates (and their rate expectations) are increasing, employers are trying their best to reduce/maintain costs.


The West Australian Government's amalgamation & digital transformation projects are well underway, mirroring the commercial sector. We are still seeing WA candidates secure eastern states based contract assignments on a 'FIFO basis' as they chase more lucrative rates on long term projects.

Paul Mackin-Brown
General Manager - WA


17,938 technology professionals, with an average tenure of 1.6 years.


Contract: Change Manager, Data Analyst, Software Architect Perm: App Developer, Help Desk Analyst, Enterprise Architect


Agile, PowerBI, .Net/React, Python, Windows10/Office365


Flexible working, central location, career/skills development


BHP, Bankwest, Rio Tinto, Kinetic IT, Western Power


73% Male

27% 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.


Perth is the capital of ‘the West’ and there are plenty of reasons to live and work here. Although we don’t get as much credit as other Australian capitals, being close to the coast and our Mediterranean climate ensures the sun is always shining, which makes getting out of bed and going to work a lot easier! The technology industry, fuelled largely by steady demand and recent appetite from the major mining-resource operators, is also supported by an upturn in tech and innovation, a bandwagon of digital transformation projects, and start-ups and co-working space pop-ups. The lure of ‘Perf’ect Perth is firmly attracting tech talent back from our eastern states cousins.


Recently ranked 14th most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (who cares for lists anyway!) humble Perth achieved near ‘Perf’ect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure, ensuring a tip top quality of lifestyle for families and those seeking an option for a slightly slower pace of life. Couple all that with cost of living and housing affordability, it’s no wonder we are the nation’s most down to earth, friendly and relaxed bunch of people.

All prices quoted are in local currency.

Average cost of a coffee


Average commute 

29.5 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. Salaries are exclusive of superannuation. Contractor rate is the rate paid to the contractor.

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