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The Information and Communication Technology professions comprise 512,000 workers in Australia and in line with the better
economic conditions, annual employment growth has increased to 2.3% (year ended February 2011). This sector’s overall growth
is still being driven by part time positions rather than full time. Part time jobs are growing at 3.4%, whereas full time positions
are declining by 0.6%. However, this is a big improvement from late 2008 when full time jobs were shrinking by 7%. Part time
jobs now account for just over 20% of the jobs in this sector, well below the Australian average of just under 30%.
ICT management positions have recovered and are now growing solidly. Jobs for ICT sales professionals are also growing again,
with positions for web designers recording double-digit growth. Telecommunications positions are also growing strongly.
At the state level, the ICT Sector is growing strongly in Victoria thanks to a solidly performing economy in this area. WA is
also experiencing a strong recovery as the state gears up to support the Mining Sector and this is placing upward pressure on
wage rates. NSW has returned to growth, admittedly only by a small margin, but it does refect the turnaround in that state’s
performance. However, Queensland and SA are still experiencing declines.
With major upgrade work underway in ‘Corporate Australia’, improving business confdence, the roll out of the National
Broadband Network, and constant advancements in technology, the key drivers of this sector are all growing. The ICT industry is
forecast to continue to grow, with jobs growing at 3.7% p.a. by year ended November 2011.
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After a soft 2009, this sector is coming back to life
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