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  • New Zealand ICTTertiary Education & Job Series July 2011 garry.roberton@wintec.ac.nzNote: Indicates new/significant change
  • Insights Enrolments & Completions:  for the tertiary sector (ITPs, PTEs & Universities)  Diploma & degree EFTS enrolments are increasing  Diploma completions are increasing  Degree completions are decreasing Jobs:  for the month of July  Auckland experienced a 5% increase in Seek ICT job adverts  Waikato experienced a 14% increase in Seek ICT job adverts  Overall all NZ ICT jobs advertised on Seek rose 4% [Trademe increased just 0.6%]
  • Tertiary Sector ICT Enrolment Trends [Domestic & International] 2003 to 2009 14,000 12,000 10,000 8,000 EFTS Diplomas & Degrees Combined 6,000 4,000 2,000 0 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Year Tertiary sector ICT EFTS (Equivalent Full Time Student) enrolments:  Decreased by 39% between 2003 and 2007  Increased by 20% between 2007 and 2009 Source: (Accessed July 2011)
  • Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics (ITP) ICT Enrolment Trends (Certificates, Diplomas & Degree EFTS) 2002 to 2011 4,500 4,000 3,500 Increase 3,000 of 10% for 2011 2,500 estimated EFTS 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 ITP/Polytechnic sector ICT EFTS enrolments (Based on data collected by )  Decreased by 49% between 2002 and 2007  Increased by 45% between 2007 and *2011 (Still 1000 fewer EFTS enrolments in 2011 than in 2002) *Based on an estimated increase of 10% for the 2011 year
  • CRA Taulbee Survey Total enrollments among U.S. computer science undergraduates increased 10 percent in 2010 Third straight year of increases in total enrollment Indicates that the post “dot-com crash” decline in undergraduate computing program enrollments is over. Source: – April 2011
  • Tertiary Sector ICT Diploma Completion Trends [Domestic & International] 2004 to 2009 2009 2008 Total 2007 International Domestic 2006 2005 2004 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 3,500 Students CompletingBetween 2007 and 2009 diploma completions more than doubledSource: (Accessed July 2011)
  • Tertiary Sector Completion Trends ICT Bachelor [Domestic & International] 2004 to 2009 2009 2008 Total 2007 International Domestic 2006 2005 2004 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 Students CompletingDegree completions:  Decreased 36% from 2004 to 2007 (Tracking falling enrolments)  Continue to decrease (a further 16% from 2007 to 2009) Source: (Accessed July 2011)
  • IT Job Advertisements 2003 to 2007IT job vacancies increased by approximately 60% over the sameperiod [2003 to 2007] that tertiary ICT enrolments declined byapproximately 40%
  • Seek IT Job Trends NZ 2011 3500 3000 2662 2732 3127 2603 2689 3000 2500 2000 1712 1500 1000 Last Year 500 0 Jan Feb 2011 Mar April 2011 2011 May June 2011 2011 July 2011 2011Source: (Accessed July 2011)
  • Seek ICT Growth in Job Adverts January - July 2011 120% 100% 80% Percentage Increase 60% 40% 20% 0% Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZSource: (Accessed July 2011)
  • 2007 Peak ICT Job Adverts NZbeforerecession Seek & Trademe 3487 3500 3127 3000 3000 2689 2732 2662 2603 2500 2000 Trademe IT 1712 Seek IT 1462 1474 1484 1367 1407 1391 1500 1353 955 1000 500 0 Sept Jan Feb Mar April May June July 2007 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 Source: (Accessed July 2011)
  • Seek ICT Job Adverts NZ January - July 2011 Total NZ Total NZ Canterbury July 2010 Wellington Waikato Auckland 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZ Jul-11 1837 65 891 255 3127 Jun-11 1751 57 880 229 3000 May-11 1635 59 785 184 2732 Apr-11 1516 67 825 188 2689 Mar-11 1530 68 785 144 2603 Feb-11 1559 66 800 151 2662 Jan-11 960 42 532 123 1712Source: (Accessed July 2011)
  • Seek ICT Job Adverts by Industry Certification July 2011 Total NZ Canterbury Wellington Waikato Auckland 0 200 400 600 800 1000 Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZ Microsoft 299 10 138 72 547 Cisco 174 4 86 27 310 Linux 556 15 243 64 901 Wellington has the only significant monthly increase of 7% across all 3 categoriesSource: (Accessed July 2011)
  • Seek ICT Job Adverts by Programming Language July 2011 Total NZ Canterbury Wellington Waikato Auckland 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZ PHP 393 12 156 38 608 C# 153 5 64 29 257 .NET 187 7 89 45 337 Java 425 10 169 46 657Source: (Accessed July 2011)
  • Comment on Seek ICT Job Adverts by Programming language Auckland:  Experienced a 25% monthly increase in job adverts filtered on PHP  Experienced a 10% monthly increase in job adverts filtered on Java  Experienced an increase of 8% for the month across all 4 categories Wellington:  Experienced an decrease of 5% for the month across all 4 categories Christchurch:  Experienced an decrease of 20% for the month across all 4 categories Seek ICT NZ Job Adverts PHP & Java Comparison July 2011 608 Java 657 PHP
  • News Bytes Australia: Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA) (May 2011):  On the cusp of an employment skills shortage in the ICT sector  The groups inaugural Skillsmatch ICT Skills Dashboard revealed;  An average of 26.3 days taken to hire a new ICT employee, an increase of six days in the past year  In the same period, the number of suitable candidates for each role has decreased from 7.7 candidates to 6.8 candidates  The top five skills employers and recruiters are requesting are;  Help desk experience  Project management  Java  SQL  WindowsSource: (Accessed July 2011)
  • News BytesComputerWorld: Hiring process lengthening in tighter marketGood quality candidates are getting harder to source, survey finds[By David Watson | Auckland | Thursday, 23 June, 2011] managing director Josh Comrie; “The market today is one that has very much gone back to the one last seen in 2007”.................“It is candidate-short.” In-demand skill sets include senior network design, infrastructure design and software design roles - “It is the architecture roles.” C# and Java developers are also in demand and the Flash Flex development toolset is also “becoming very popular”Source: (Accessed July 2011)
  • Conclusion: CS/ICT undergraduate enrolment trends in NZ mirror those in the USA NZ ICT jobs advertised on Seek up 32% on this time last year The July 2011 Seek ICT job advert figure of 3,127 is only 10% below the peak of 3,487 in September 2007 (Prior to the recession) NZ ICT job numbers advertised on Trademe consistently above the September 2007 peak from February 2011 CS/ICT completion rates in NZ are not keeping pace with job vacancies – the skills gap is increasing, once again If you have an interest in a specific ICT job category please contact