Intermedium’s research confirms a recent recruitment survey (reported in Australian IT) that showed that the number of IT vacancies in Canberra dived during 2007.
The Olivier Job Index showed that IT jobs (permanent and contract) in the ACT dropped by nine per cent during 2007, compared with a national average increase of 31 per cent during the same period.
Intermedium’s research shows that the number of Labour Hire contracts reported by Federal Government agencies during the 2007 calendar year was 42 percent less than the number reported in 2006.
The main contributor to the downturn in job advertisements, and in the number of Labour Hire contracts reported, might have been expected to be the 2007 Federal election. Intermedium's reasearch supports this, in that the number of Labour Hire contracts fell during the second half of the year.
Intermedium has just published a half yearly report on the Federal Labour Hire Market Report (July – December 2007). For more information about the report, contact Fleur Bayley by email, or ring (02) 9817 5757.