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Title Description Topic Year
2019 IT Recruitment and Retention Report Clicks IT Recruitment is pleased to provide you with the latest analysis of the state of the Australian IT staffing market – the 2019 Recruitment and Retention Report. The report provides insight into hiring intentions, IT spending in both corporate and government sectors, and current IT hiring trends. We have also included a commentary to help you better understand how these factors have changed over the past 12 months. Recruitment 2019
Q3 2019 ITECI IT professionals are feeling positive about the future of their employers and their own careers, and are self-assured when it comes to their ability to find a new job. What makes these results more remarkable is the time of year. Usually, in the lead up to the end of financial year, we see a drop in some respondents’ optimism with the uncertainty of contract renewal on the horizon. IT Job Market Q3 2019
2019-20 IT Workforce Insights Report We have produced our twelfth IT Workforce Insights Report, from over 500 individual responses from job seekers to our survey in July 2019. This complements our annual IT Recruitment and Retention Report.

Our primary purpose is to provide workforce insights to organisations who recruit IT staff, so that they better understand the mindset of the IT job seeker and ensure their employment offer is aligned to the market’s needs.
Job Seeking 2019-20
Q2 2019 ITECI The key metrics from this quarter’s IT Employment Confidence Index illustrate a stable job market with `return-to-record’ levels of employee confidence. This quarter’s results seem to support the general consensus towards an increasing demand for unique skill-sets and top talent acquisitions. IT Job Market Q2 2019
Q1 2019 ITECI The key metrics from this quarter’s IT Employment Confidence Index illustrate solid levels of employee confidence despite uncertain economic conditions. 61% of respondents to our survey are feeling confident about their ability to secure a new job, and 62% feel positive about their overall employment prospects. IT Job Market Q1 2019
2018 IT Recruitment and Retention Report Clicks IT Recruitment is pleased to provide you with the latest analysis of the state of the Australian IT staffing market – the 2018 Recruitment and Retention Report. The report provides insight into hiring intentions, IT spending in both corporate and government sectors, and current IT hiring trends. We have also included a commentary to help you better understand how these factors have changed over the past 12 months. Recruitment 2018
Q4 2018 ITECI The key metrics from this quarter’s IT Employment Confidence Index illustrate a stable job market with record levels of employee confidence. IT professionals are feeling positive about the future of their employers and their own careers, and are self-assured when it comes to their ability to find a new job. A stable economic climate presents a wealth of opportunity to businesses; now is a perfect time to begin introducing major projects which rely on long-term stability. IT Job Market Q4 2018
Q3 2018 ITECI IT professionals are feeling positive about the future of their employers and their own careers, and are self-assured when it comes to their ability to find a new job. What makes these results more remarkable is the time of year. Usually, in the lead up to the end of financial year, we see a drop in some respondents’ optimism with the uncertainty of contract renewal on the horizon. IT Job Market Q3 2018
2018-19 IT Workforce Insights Report We have produced our eleventh IT Workforce Insights Report, from over 400 individual responses from job seekers to our survey in July 2018. This complements our annual IT Recruitment and Retention Report.

Our primary purpose is to provide workforce insights to organisations who recruit IT staff, so that they better understand the mindset of the IT job seeker and ensure their employment offer is aligned to the market’s needs.
Job Seeking 2018-19
Q2 2018 ITECI The metrics in this quarter’s Index point to a narrative of sustained optimism, confidence about employers and the job market. This is indicative of an ideal environment for businesses to introduce major programs of work that require stability and consistency over an extended period. This is typically structured as a strong permanent workforce that is augmented by specialist contractors, who support the delivery of these critical projects as required. Clicks maintains talent pools of senior technical practitioners with portfolios of significant federal and enterprise initiatives from a range of industries. IT Job Market Q2 2018
2017 IT Recruitment and Retention Report Clicks IT Recruitment is pleased to provide you with the latest analysis of the state of the Australian IT staffing market – the 2017 Recruitment and Retention Report. The report provides insight into hiring intentions, IT spending in both corporate and government sectors, and current IT hiring trends. We have also included a commentary to help you better understand how these factors have changed over the past 12 months. Recruitment 2017
Q1 2018 ITECI It appears that we are in the midst of a bull run in the IT employment market, with a third straight quarter of rising levels of optimism and confidence amongst IT professionals. This is further confirmed by a strong economic forecast for both Australia and global markets in 2018. Whilst the high levels of confidence are generally positive, it’s important for employers to ensure that they are being competitive in their hiring practices in order to attract great IT talent. IT Job Market Q1 2018
Q4 2017 ITECI Last quarter we suggested the start of a sustained period of optimism in the IT employment market; this quarter’s respondents have continued this sentiment. The number of respondents feeling positive about current Australian economic conditions has reached the highest since we commenced this Index in Q1 2015. There’s been an increase in the number of people who are open to an opportunity if approached, further strengthening the importance of employers ensuring they demonstrate their appreciation of staff and remaining competitive in the market in order to retain their skilled workforce. IT Job Market Q4 2017
Q3 2017 ITECI Last quarter we observed a noticeable shift in the IT employment market. An increased number of respondents indicated that there were plenty of jobs in the market, and that they felt positive about their own employment prospects. This quarter, responses remained largely the same, suggesting the start of sustained period of optimism in the IT employment market. As IT staff continue to weigh their options, it is important for hiring managers to ensure that they remain competitive with strong employment offers. IT Job Market Q3 2017
2017-18 IT Workforce Insights Report We have produced our tenth IT Workforce Insights Report, from over 400 individual responses from job seekers to our survey in July 2017. This complements our annual IT Recruitment and Retention Report.

Our primary purpose is to provide workforce insights to organisations who recruit IT staff, so that they better understand the mindset of the IT job seeker and ensure their employment offer is aligned to the market’s needs.
Job Seeking 2017-18
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2016 This year’s report shows continued improvement in the economic outlook, with more organisations
optimistic about sales growth in the coming year.
Recruitment 2016
IT Job Seekers Report 2016 The results of this year’s survey demonstrate a definite strengthening in the employment market for IT professionals. Job Seeking 2016
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2015 – Mid Year Update The results confirm a steady strengthening in demand for IT resources, especially
contractors. There has been a stronger intent in the Public Sector to enhance
services which, has translated into fresh programs of IT work.
Recruitment 2015
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2015 A steady improvement in economic conditions with more organisations optimistic
about sales growth in the coming year.
Recruitment 2015
IT Job Seekers Report 2014 Career path is the main factor influencing job applications, job satisfaction and has increasingly become a factor that would make people stay with their employer for life. Job Seeking 2015
IT Job Seekers Report 2013 The candidate market is undergoing changes. Before, job seekers were either looking or not looking. However, today most candidates may not be looking and take the first move, but they are ready to move. Job Seeking 2013
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2014 This year’s report shows that a continued steady increase in demand is expected during 2015. Recruitment 2014
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2013 (update) As foreshadowed in our 2013 Recruitment and Retention Report, there has been a slow but
noticeable increase in hiring intentions.
Recruitment 2013
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2013 Demand for IT staff and services remains subdued, but there is strong indication that the cycle has bottomed and that demand will improve through 2013. Recruitment 2013
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2012 The economic difficulties that became increasingly apparent during 2011 are reflected in this year’s responses. Recruitment 2012
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2012 (Update) With hiring demand steadily falling over the past 18 months, conditions are similar now to those experienced in the aftermath of the GFC. Recruitment 2012
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2011 Findings indicate that it will become increasingly challenging for organisations to find the right IT people at the time they are required. Recruitment 2011
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2011 (Update) Competition for staff remains high with increasing pressure on IT contractor rates. Recruitment 2011
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2010 Confidence will return to the market in early 2010 as quickly as it fell away in late 2008/early 2009. Recruitment 2010
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2009 Significant changes in the employment market show IT departments are responding by reducing expenditure. Recruitment 2009
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2009 (Update) The tables have turned with respondents expecting sales to grow rather than decline over the next 12 months. Recruitment 2009
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2008 A positive business environment with strong demand for IT staff is likely to continue in 2008. Recruitment 2008
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2007 A positive business environment for 2007 with 62% of organisations expecting an increase in sales turnover. Recruitment 2007
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2006 The overall business environment is positive, and salary increases for IT staff are set to average between 3.5% and 4%. Recruitment 2006
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2005 The overall business environment is positive with almost three quarters of organisations expecting to increase sales over the coming year. Recruitment 2005
IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2004 A positive outlook in 2004 with organisations predicting an increase in IT budgets and an increase in staff numbers. Recruitment 2004
Job Seekers Climate Report 2012 With the proliferation of online profiles and internet search, IT workers have never been so continuously close to the job market. Job Seeking 2012
Job Seekers Climate Report 2011 Job seekers have become more confident; the importance of salary has risen above the importance of job security.
Job Seeking 2011
Job Seekers Climate Report 2010 A stronger economy and employment market has resulted in more confidence and choice amongst job seekers.
Job Seeking 2010
Job Seekers Climate Report 2009 Candidates who are not active job seekers are more likely to pursue a job opportunity that a recruiter approaches them about, compared to 12 months ago.
Job Seeking 2009
Job Seekers Climate Report 2008 CVs nowadays are a living document, with nearly half of respondents reporting they update their resume at least every 6 months. Job Seeking 2008
Title 2019 IT Recruitment and Retention Report
Description Clicks IT Recruitment is pleased to provide you with the latest analysis of the state of the Australian IT staffing market – the 2019 Recruitment and Retention Report. The report provides insight into hiring intentions, IT spending in both corporate and government sectors, and current IT hiring trends. We have also included a commentary to help you better understand how these factors have changed over the past 12 months.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2019
Title Q3 2019 ITECI
Description IT professionals are feeling positive about the future of their employers and their own careers, and are self-assured when it comes to their ability to find a new job. What makes these results more remarkable is the time of year. Usually, in the lead up to the end of financial year, we see a drop in some respondents’ optimism with the uncertainty of contract renewal on the horizon.
Topic IT Job Market
Year Q3 2019
Title 2019-20 IT Workforce Insights Report
Description We have produced our twelfth IT Workforce Insights Report, from over 500 individual responses from job seekers to our survey in July 2019. This complements our annual IT Recruitment and Retention Report.

Our primary purpose is to provide workforce insights to organisations who recruit IT staff, so that they better understand the mindset of the IT job seeker and ensure their employment offer is aligned to the market’s needs.
Topic Job Seeking
Year 2019-20
Title Q2 2019 ITECI
Description The key metrics from this quarter’s IT Employment Confidence Index illustrate a stable job market with `return-to-record’ levels of employee confidence. This quarter’s results seem to support the general consensus towards an increasing demand for unique skill-sets and top talent acquisitions.
Topic IT Job Market
Year Q2 2019
Title Q1 2019 ITECI
Description The key metrics from this quarter’s IT Employment Confidence Index illustrate solid levels of employee confidence despite uncertain economic conditions. 61% of respondents to our survey are feeling confident about their ability to secure a new job, and 62% feel positive about their overall employment prospects.
Topic IT Job Market
Year Q1 2019
Title 2018 IT Recruitment and Retention Report
Description Clicks IT Recruitment is pleased to provide you with the latest analysis of the state of the Australian IT staffing market – the 2018 Recruitment and Retention Report. The report provides insight into hiring intentions, IT spending in both corporate and government sectors, and current IT hiring trends. We have also included a commentary to help you better understand how these factors have changed over the past 12 months.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2018
Title Q4 2018 ITECI
Description The key metrics from this quarter’s IT Employment Confidence Index illustrate a stable job market with record levels of employee confidence. IT professionals are feeling positive about the future of their employers and their own careers, and are self-assured when it comes to their ability to find a new job. A stable economic climate presents a wealth of opportunity to businesses; now is a perfect time to begin introducing major projects which rely on long-term stability.
Topic IT Job Market
Year Q4 2018
Title Q3 2018 ITECI
Description IT professionals are feeling positive about the future of their employers and their own careers, and are self-assured when it comes to their ability to find a new job. What makes these results more remarkable is the time of year. Usually, in the lead up to the end of financial year, we see a drop in some respondents’ optimism with the uncertainty of contract renewal on the horizon.
Topic IT Job Market
Year Q3 2018
Title 2018-19 IT Workforce Insights Report
Description We have produced our eleventh IT Workforce Insights Report, from over 400 individual responses from job seekers to our survey in July 2018. This complements our annual IT Recruitment and Retention Report.

Our primary purpose is to provide workforce insights to organisations who recruit IT staff, so that they better understand the mindset of the IT job seeker and ensure their employment offer is aligned to the market’s needs.
Topic Job Seeking
Year 2018-19
Title Q2 2018 ITECI
Description The metrics in this quarter’s Index point to a narrative of sustained optimism, confidence about employers and the job market. This is indicative of an ideal environment for businesses to introduce major programs of work that require stability and consistency over an extended period. This is typically structured as a strong permanent workforce that is augmented by specialist contractors, who support the delivery of these critical projects as required. Clicks maintains talent pools of senior technical practitioners with portfolios of significant federal and enterprise initiatives from a range of industries.
Topic IT Job Market
Year Q2 2018
Title 2017 IT Recruitment and Retention Report
Description Clicks IT Recruitment is pleased to provide you with the latest analysis of the state of the Australian IT staffing market – the 2017 Recruitment and Retention Report. The report provides insight into hiring intentions, IT spending in both corporate and government sectors, and current IT hiring trends. We have also included a commentary to help you better understand how these factors have changed over the past 12 months.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2017
Title Q1 2018 ITECI
Description It appears that we are in the midst of a bull run in the IT employment market, with a third straight quarter of rising levels of optimism and confidence amongst IT professionals. This is further confirmed by a strong economic forecast for both Australia and global markets in 2018. Whilst the high levels of confidence are generally positive, it’s important for employers to ensure that they are being competitive in their hiring practices in order to attract great IT talent.
Topic IT Job Market
Year Q1 2018
Title Q4 2017 ITECI
Description Last quarter we suggested the start of a sustained period of optimism in the IT employment market; this quarter’s respondents have continued this sentiment. The number of respondents feeling positive about current Australian economic conditions has reached the highest since we commenced this Index in Q1 2015. There’s been an increase in the number of people who are open to an opportunity if approached, further strengthening the importance of employers ensuring they demonstrate their appreciation of staff and remaining competitive in the market in order to retain their skilled workforce.
Topic IT Job Market
Year Q4 2017
Title Q3 2017 ITECI
Description Last quarter we observed a noticeable shift in the IT employment market. An increased number of respondents indicated that there were plenty of jobs in the market, and that they felt positive about their own employment prospects. This quarter, responses remained largely the same, suggesting the start of sustained period of optimism in the IT employment market. As IT staff continue to weigh their options, it is important for hiring managers to ensure that they remain competitive with strong employment offers.
Topic IT Job Market
Year Q3 2017
Title 2017-18 IT Workforce Insights Report
Description We have produced our tenth IT Workforce Insights Report, from over 400 individual responses from job seekers to our survey in July 2017. This complements our annual IT Recruitment and Retention Report.

Our primary purpose is to provide workforce insights to organisations who recruit IT staff, so that they better understand the mindset of the IT job seeker and ensure their employment offer is aligned to the market’s needs.
Topic Job Seeking
Year 2017-18
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2016
Description This year’s report shows continued improvement in the economic outlook, with more organisations
optimistic about sales growth in the coming year.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2016
Title IT Job Seekers Report 2016
Description The results of this year’s survey demonstrate a definite strengthening in the employment market for IT professionals.
Topic Job Seeking
Year 2016
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2015 – Mid Year Update
Description The results confirm a steady strengthening in demand for IT resources, especially
contractors. There has been a stronger intent in the Public Sector to enhance
services which, has translated into fresh programs of IT work.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2015
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2015
Description A steady improvement in economic conditions with more organisations optimistic
about sales growth in the coming year.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2015
Title IT Job Seekers Report 2014
Description Career path is the main factor influencing job applications, job satisfaction and has increasingly become a factor that would make people stay with their employer for life.
Topic Job Seeking
Year 2015
Title IT Job Seekers Report 2013
Description The candidate market is undergoing changes. Before, job seekers were either looking or not looking. However, today most candidates may not be looking and take the first move, but they are ready to move.
Topic Job Seeking
Year 2013
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2014
Description This year’s report shows that a continued steady increase in demand is expected during 2015.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2014
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2013 (update)
Description As foreshadowed in our 2013 Recruitment and Retention Report, there has been a slow but
noticeable increase in hiring intentions.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2013
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2013
Description Demand for IT staff and services remains subdued, but there is strong indication that the cycle has bottomed and that demand will improve through 2013.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2013
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2012
Description The economic difficulties that became increasingly apparent during 2011 are reflected in this year’s responses.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2012
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2012 (Update)
Description With hiring demand steadily falling over the past 18 months, conditions are similar now to those experienced in the aftermath of the GFC.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2012
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2011
Description Findings indicate that it will become increasingly challenging for organisations to find the right IT people at the time they are required.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2011
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2011 (Update)
Description Competition for staff remains high with increasing pressure on IT contractor rates.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2011
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2010
Description Confidence will return to the market in early 2010 as quickly as it fell away in late 2008/early 2009.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2010
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2009
Description Significant changes in the employment market show IT departments are responding by reducing expenditure.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2009
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2009 (Update)
Description The tables have turned with respondents expecting sales to grow rather than decline over the next 12 months.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2009
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2008
Description A positive business environment with strong demand for IT staff is likely to continue in 2008.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2008
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2007
Description A positive business environment for 2007 with 62% of organisations expecting an increase in sales turnover.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2007
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2006
Description The overall business environment is positive, and salary increases for IT staff are set to average between 3.5% and 4%.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2006
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2005
Description The overall business environment is positive with almost three quarters of organisations expecting to increase sales over the coming year.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2005
Title IT Recruitment & Retention Report 2004
Description A positive outlook in 2004 with organisations predicting an increase in IT budgets and an increase in staff numbers.
Topic Recruitment
Year 2004
Title Job Seekers Climate Report 2012
Description With the proliferation of online profiles and internet search, IT workers have never been so continuously close to the job market.
Topic Job Seeking
Year 2012
Title Job Seekers Climate Report 2011
Description Job seekers have become more confident; the importance of salary has risen above the importance of job security.
Topic Job Seeking
Year 2011
Title Job Seekers Climate Report 2010
Description A stronger economy and employment market has resulted in more confidence and choice amongst job seekers.
Topic Job Seeking
Year 2010
Title Job Seekers Climate Report 2009
Description Candidates who are not active job seekers are more likely to pursue a job opportunity that a recruiter approaches them about, compared to 12 months ago.
Topic Job Seeking
Year 2009
Title Job Seekers Climate Report 2008
Description CVs nowadays are a living document, with nearly half of respondents reporting they update their resume at least every 6 months.
Topic Job Seeking
Year 2008
 

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