WELLINGTON

MARKET OVERVIEW

Wellington

The Wellington market continues to be busy. Permanent and fixed-term opportunities are prevalent but contract is definitely picking up momentum. Although we have returned to some semblance of pre-COVID normality, some employers are continuing to allow their teams to work remotely. However, whilst the preference is for employees to come into the office, especially new starters, flexibility does appear to be a key priority for some, with a number of employers introducing rosters to allow for hybrid office/work from home arrangements.

 

In terms of hiring, we’re seeing many employers become increasingly open to interviewing candidates NZ-wide who are looking to relocate. As NZ's international borders remain closed, we're seeing employers increasingly turn to NZ's regional talent pools to locate top candidates.

 

Demand is also high for all types of architects, data skillsets (engineers, scientists, developers) and developers (predominantly .Net and Java), whilst demand for Project Managers and Business Analysts varies from week to week. Conversely, there is not a lot of demand for infrastructure skill sets such as engineers, service desk, and helpdesk. We expect that these trends will continue over the next 12 months.

Bianca Jones
Country Manager NZ
Talent
 

TALENT INSIGHTS

Wellington

TECH TALENT

10,638 technology professionals, with an average tenure of 1.6 years.

FASTEST HIRING JOBS

Data Engineer, Cybersecurity Analyst, Enterprise Architect, Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Developer

IN-DEMAND SKILLS

Data Analysis, SQL, Java, .Net, Microsoft Azure, Software Development, Cybersecurity

 

IN-DEMAND BENEFITS

Flexible working, extra paid leave, free parking, walking clubs, career/skills development

TOP TECH EMPLOYERS

Datacom, Ministry of Social Development (MSD), ANZ, Bank of New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington

GENDER IDENTITY*

63% Male

37% 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

Wellington

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

$4.68

Average cost of renting a 1 bed in the city 

$1990/month

Average gym membership per month 

$51

 

SALARY DATA

Wellington

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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