IT Remuneration Trends
Salary increase in the ICT sector has been at its lowest in seven years mainly due to the effects of the GFC, the latest ACS survey found. Salaries on average grew by 3.3%, with the private sector registering less growth (3%) compared to the public sector which grew by 4.2%.
Also, check out Peoplebank’s August Salary Index for the latest IT remuneration rates.
IT Vacancies Improving
IT job vacancies continues to rise. The latest IT vacancies Index increased by 1.7% to 172.3. Vacancies dipped only in Tasmania and Western Australia. In a positive sign the index increased by 2.3% in NSW (refer chart). Download report here.
A similar picture is painted by the Advantage Index – IT Job vacancies increased by 2.9%.
Social Media For Recruitment
Are IT companies using social media to recruit staff? IT News explores the trend, reporting on the experiences of companies like Atlassian and Unique World, but no real data on how widespread the practice is offered.