A 2014 article published on Candle.com.au and according to the latest Clarius Skills Indicator the new IT systems investment will slow and there will be an increase in offshoring information services to Asia that have significantly swelled the oversupply of ICT professionals.
Kym Quick, CEO of the Clarius Group of recruitment companies, said growth in offshoring IT services increased during 2013, however there are signs the project and employment tide is turning, In the article Ms Quick says, “Monthly imports of computers and similar devices were much stronger in the first two months of 2014 compared to last year signalling a step up in IT sector investment.
“Business and governments across the board have reduced investment in new technology and IT. Australian businesses took advantage of the high Aussie dollar which underwrote their use of foreign suppliers of ICT services. But we’re beginning to see a lift in project activity in the first half of 2014.
“Industry sectors showing positive signs include the transition by business and government to Cloud and mobility solutions, particularly in banking, finance, and health, digitisation and app development.”
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