ICT trends: Looking back, looking forward

Roberton, Garry (2012) ICT trends: Looking back, looking forward. IITP Newsline .

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What Has Changed in the Last Year? Twelve months ago I began a Newsline article with; “The ratio between availability of ICT graduates versus industry demand significantly impacts the ICT sector and New Zealand as a whole. The trend of both has caused considerable concern in recent years.” Recently the headline of an article by Brain Fallow, economics editor for the NZ Herald, caught my attention. It reads “Job ads reveal ‘fairly tepid’ labour market” and refers to a fall of 2 per cent in the ANZ job ads indicator (combined Internet and newspaper ads) for April. This follows a fall of 0.9 per cent in March. The article also mentioned the DoL online job ads report, which refers to a decline of 5.4 per cent for IT for the period March – April 2012. So what impact, if any, is this apparent downturn in current job ads having on the ICT skills shortage? Has the number of ICT graduates increased and/or, conversely, has industry demand declined?

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:ICT, skills, shortage, job ads, demand, industry
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Schools > School of Information Technology
ID Code:2194
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Deposited On:01 Dec 2012 23:53
Last Modified:02 Dec 2012 00:22

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