COVID-19 Update


The Wellington contract market continues to be busy. Demand is especially significant for project managers, solution architects and business analysts. Until recently, the permanent market was relatively quiet, however, this has slowly started to pick up, particularly over the last two weeks. Some organisations are also looking to convert hourly rate contractors into fixed term or permanent roles

The advent of the pandemic has seen many businesses implementing work from home initiatives for staff. I predict that flexible work arrangements will be the norm going into the future.

If you are looking for a high paying job, then the IT sector offers the highest average salary. We have not observed any notable change or decrease in salaries and contractor rates over the past few months, so the existing salaries are as they stand. The demand for IT staff across Wellington is driven by automation, businesses moving to the cloud, digital and mobile technologies, transformation and restructures. 



8,859 technology professionals, with an average tenure of 1.4 years.


Contract: Analyst Programmer, Data Architect, App Developer Perm: Enterprise Architect, Help Desk Analyst, Systems Engineer


Business Analysts, Data Scientists, Architects, Developers and Dev Ops


Flexible working, extra paid leave, free parking, bring your pet to work day, walking clubs, career/skills development, onsite gym and towel service, the opportunity to do pro bono and charity work.


ANZ, Datacom, Bank of New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, Ministry of Social Development (MSD)


62% Male

38% 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.


Consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world, Wellington offers all the benefits of a large capital city with none of the drawbacks. A twenty minute drive from the CBD and you have a wild, beautiful beach all to yourself. A further twenty minutes and you’re on some of the best hiking trails in the world.


Renowned for its great coffee, exciting art, and relaxed culture; if you’re looking for a change in lifestyle then Wellington is the place to be.

Wellington doesn’t need us to tell you how good it is – just search it up on Google and let the pictures do the talking!

All prices quoted are in local currency.

Average cost of a coffee


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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