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ICT Education & Job Trends for the month of April 2012

ICT Education & Job Trends for the month of April 2012

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  • 1. New Zealand ICTTertiary Education & Job Series April 2012 garry.roberton@wintec.ac.nzNote: Indicates new/significant change
  • 2. Insights ICT Jobs in April 2012  NZ Seek ICT jobs adverts decreased 14% on March figures  NZ Seek ICT jobs adverts are down 9% on the same month last year, while up 32% on April 2010  Demand holding up in Canterbury  Government cuts impacting Wellington demand and/or contracts finished? [Down 24% on last month] Industry Challenges  Serious concerns in the UK about the way children in schools are being taught information technology  Lack of publicity making it difficult to hire skilled IT people in Hamilton  Global shortage of IT knowledge/skills including;  Java  .NET  C++
  • 3. Seek & Trademe2007 Peak ICT Job Advert Trendsbeforerecession All NZ 3500 3000 2500 Trademe IT 2000 No.of Jobs Seek ICT 1500 1000 500 0 Sept 2007 Jan Feb Mar April Month & Year Source: (Accessed April 2012)
  • 4. Seek ICT Job Advert Monthly Trends 2010 - 2012 3000 2500 2000 2012 No. of Job Adverts 2011 1500 2010 1000 500 0 Jan Feb Mar April MonthSource: (Accessed April 2012)
  • 5. Seek ICT Job Advert Trends Year to April 2012 Total NZ April Canterbury 2011 Wellington Waikato Auckland 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZ Apr-12 1407 45 689 221 2438 Mar-12 1577 48 853 218 2768 Feb-12 1539 61 805 266 2753 Jan-12 1087 32 543 185 1904Source: (Accessed April 2012)
  • 6. Seek ICT Job Advert Trends Change for the Month of April 2012 5% 0% Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZ -5% Percentage Change -10% -15% -20% -25% -30%Source: (Accessed April 2012)
  • 7. Seek ICT Job Adverts by Industry Certification April 2012 Monthly change for; • Microsoft – decreased 36% for Wellington [Wellington +22% last month] • Cisco - decreased 7.5% for all NZ [All NZ +7% last month] • Linux – increased 5% for Canterbury [All NZ -6%] Total NZ Canterbury Wellington Waikato Auckland 0 200 400 600 800 1000 Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZ Microsoft 225 5 85 36 371 Cisco 134 3 34 22 210 Linux 505 10 173 67 783Source: (Accessed April 2012)
  • 8. Seek ICT Job Adverts Filtered by Management Certifications April 2012250 28%200 44%150 PMP Prince ITIL 28%100 Monthly change for all NZ; • PMP decreased 23%50 • Prince decreased 21% • ITIL decreased 16% 0 Auckland Wellington Canterbury Waikato Total NZ Source: (Accessed April 2012)
  • 9. News Bytes The 10 best IT certifications: 2012 ( – Accessed April 2012) By March 26, 2012, 6:34 AM PDT 1. Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) [21 job adverts] 2. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) [4 job adverts] 3. VMware Certified Professional (VCP) [7 job adverts] 4. Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCNA) [43 job adverts] 5. Certified SonicWALL Security Administrator (CSSA) 6. Project Management Professional (PMP) [156 job adverts] 7. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) [20 job adverts] 8. Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 9. CompTIA’s Network+ / A+ 10. CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician • With an aging population, U.S.-based IT pros (in particular) should consider earning credentialNote: [] current job adverts on Seek ICT for all NZ
  • 10. Seek ICT Job Adverts by Programming Language April 2012 Total NZ 17% 36%Canterbury 14%Wellington 33% Waikato Monthly change for all NZ; Auckland  .NET decreased 22%  PHP decreased 4%  Canterbury countered 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 the trend with a 26% Auckland Waikato Wellington Canterbury Total NZ increase .NET 210 2 59 32 310  C# decreased 16% PHP 400 9 132 54 610  Java decreased 6% C# 169 1 39 36 251 Java 423 6 170 54 665 Source: (Accessed April 2012)
  • 11. TIOBE [The Importance of Being Earnest] Programming Community Index for April 2012 April Headline: Java and C swap places at the top of the TIOBE index C Java C++ Objective-C C# PHP (Visual) Basic Python Apr-11 JavaScript Language Perl Apr-12 Ruby PL/SQL Delphi/Object Pascal Visual Basic .NET Lisp Pascal Ada Transact-SQL Logo NXT-G 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Order of PopularitySource: (Accessed April 2012)
  • 12. TIOBE Programming Community Index for April 2012 April Headline: Java and C swap places at the top of the TIOBE index  Javas long term downward trend line finally crosses Cs stable (almost flat) popularity line.  Java is not expected to decline much further due to the popularity of the Android platform  Looking at the extrapolation of moving averages for both languages C is able to remain number one for at least another couple of months  Other interesting moves this month  The entrances of Visual FoxPro (#42), Scala (#45) and Alice (#48) in the top 50.  Programming languages Eiffel, PL/I and Tcl are out of the top 50Source: (Accessed April 2012)
  • 13. Seek ICT Job Adverts by Role April 2012 19% 23% Programmer/Developer 5% System Support Help Desk 22% 25% Network (All categories) 6% Mobile (Apps) All Other Roles Monthly change for all NZ – demand for;  System Support decreased 17%  Network (All categories) decreased 14%Source: (Accessed April 2012)
  • 14. Seek ICT Job Advert Trends IT Architect April 2012 TOGAF qualified architect salary range $130k to $150k Total NZ Waikato Canterbury Wellington Auckland 0 20 40 60 80 100 Auckland Wellington Canterbury Waikato Total NZ VCAP 0 0 0 0 0 TOGAF 9 4 8 0 0 12 VmWare 60 9 8 3 87 Note: a large monthly increase in job adverts for VmWare;  Auckland – increased by 53  Canterbury & Waikato – zero last monthSource: (Accessed April 2012)
  • 15. Seek ICT Job Adverts Filtered by DBA/Developer April 2012900800 15%700 43%600 42%500400300 Oracle SAP200 SQL Server100 Monthly change;  Wellington – SAP declined 21% 0 Auckland Wellington Canterbury Waikato Total NZ  All NZ – SQL declined 21%Source: (Accessed April 2012)
  • 16. News Bytes – How to solve the (UK) tech skills crisis? Make IT cool againBy Nick Heath March 14, 2012, 7:38 AM PDT According to Paul Coby, chairman of the CIO board of eSkills UK, the UK is in the grip of an IT skills crisis;  eSkills estimates the UK will need an additional 110,000 new IT workers to enter the workforce each year  Overall the number of applicants to computing courses in the UK is only about one third of the new intake that the IT industry needs  The disparity between supply and demand looks set to continue, with the proportion of new jobs in the IT sector growing nearly five times faster than the UK average  Only 18 per cent of IT professionals in the UK are women  An IT GCSE being developed by eSkills and its partners to focus on areas such as;  programming  games design  web  mobile app development  Students from countries including India and China are embracing careers in technology  applications from overseas students remains “very high”
  • 17. News Bytes (April 2012)Financial, IT and ‘green’ energy and construction skills are topping the list of skills ingreatest demand in the global job market (Hays recruitment specialist)  Specific IT skills that are in short supply globally include knowledge of  JAVA  .NET  C++There are IT jobs beyond the BombaysMisconceptions about Hamilton and lack of publicity are making it difficult to hire skilled ITpeople (Rob Heebink, General Manager, Gallagher Group Research & Development)  Heebink’s research team includes 65 IT staff working on a range of IT projects from software development to networks  Gallagher plans on hiring a further eight to ten IT workers over the next year  Finding specialists, especially those with .NET skills, is difficult
  • 18. News Bytes (The UK Guardian March 2012)There is a growing consensus that the way children in schools are being taughtinformation technology is in need of a radical overhaul  Universities want to reverse the decline in applicants for computer science courses  Gaming companies want more programmers  The government wants more high-tech start-ups  Manufacturers want trainees who can design embedded systems.  And head teachers want bigger budgets for even more computer labs.According to John Naughton a big vision is required, as follows; “Starting in primary school, children from all backgrounds and every part of the UK should have the opportunity to: learn some of the key ideas of computer science; understand computational thinking; learn to program; and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of excellence in these activities”
  • 19. News Bytes Job outlook up as firms look to hireInformation technology was the most buoyant sector with 43.3 per centof companies intending to increase staff.Strong demand for IT staff [Trademe IT Jobs]  Information technology features strongly in the number of advertised vacancies in the first quarter of this year – up 18% on the same time in 2011  There is constant demand for IT people - a common theme throughout 2011 and now 2012  IT also featured strongly in Trade Me Jobs analysis of pay rates - the highest advertised pay rate was for an average salary of $125,505  Christchurch – rebuilding driving strong growth  Auckland & Wellington - growth below the national average
  • 20. ConclusionThis months 14% decline in ICT job adverts on Seek ICT NZ needs to beviewed in the wider context of the trend towards an increasing globalshortage of suitably qualified graduates and skilled/knowledgeable ICTworkers.There is a continuing need to address future demand for ICTknowledge/skills by  Promoting ICT as a rewarding job/career  Increasing ICT enrolments in higher/tertiary education  Providing incentives for skilled ICT personnel to stay in NZ [or to return to NZ after their OE]  Encouraging skilled ICT immigrants