Q2 2019 Technology Recruitment Trends

Annalise Neal
July 17, 20193 mins read

Our quarterly update on the technology market, where we provide you with insights from both the previous and upcoming quarters.

What were the market trends for last quarter?

Quarter 2 was a slower start in the market than usual mostly likely due to the remainly fallout of the Royal Commission and also the lead up to the federal election which saw many companies acting conservatively. 

The most in demand candidates were those technically strong in JavaScript framework tech stacks - especially developers skilled in React, Angular and Node. There was also a continued pushed to hire full stack developers who had the ability to work across multiple teams and add an element of cross functionality.

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What are the major skills in demand?

There is a still a huge push in the market for candidates with extensives experience with JavaScript frameworks either in React.Js, Angular (versions 4+) and Node.Js. Developers who demonstrate a business mindset with the ability to see the bigger picture and have the skill to present this key business stakeholders (i.e Architects, Business Analysis and Product Owners) are the biggest asset to a company.

You've got the skills?

We've got the jobs!

What are the skill gap shortages?

The biggest skills gaps currently present within the Sydney market is at the senior developer/technical lead level. Finding candidates who are technically strong but also have a passion and ability to train, mentor and lead a team are in high demand.

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What are organisations doing to attract the best talent

The biggest push from organisations to attracting talent is making the day to day as flexible as possible for developers. With larger companies at full capacity desk wise, this has allowed the push for true flexibility to enter the market. Most companies offer standard 1 day week ability to work from home, work different hours e.g. 7-4, and even the ability to work remotely from overseas if the candidate needs to travel home and spend time with family.

What is the outlook for the next quarter?

Outlook for quarter 3 is looking strong with the new financial year ensuring fresh budgets and projects to commence. There appears to be equal movement in both the C&I and Financial Service markets.

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Consultant | IT
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