IT Skill Shortage in Canberra

nageshjayanthi 23 October 2007 25

Off late there are multiple major Information Technology programmes initiated simultaneously from various federal government agencies. I have written an article / blog reviewing the ramifications of these new projects, on already overloaded Canberra ICT market. I also attempted broadly to identify few possible options to get around this crisis.

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25 Responses to IT Skill Shortage in Canberra
w3st0nFTW w3st0nFTW 4:08 pm 28 Oct 07


Lord Mælinar Lord Mælinar 11:19 pm 27 Oct 07

yEAH but you can’t spell w3.

makes your l33t sound all stupid.

w3st0nFTW w3st0nFTW 11:05 pm 27 Oct 07

0h noeees l33t @ my l33t sp33|

ShannonaZon ShannonaZon 11:57 am 25 Oct 07

Imma IT contractor! (Fulltime contracted to site)

el ......VNBerlinaV8 el ......VNBerlinaV8 10:56 pm 24 Oct 07

And what’s your policy on hiring ‘tards (lol)’ ???

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 10:53 pm 24 Oct 07

We’re not a .net shop RG.

RandomGit RandomGit 1:16 pm 24 Oct 07

What are your rate offerings for an ASP.NET contractor Vic?

la mente torbida la mente torbida 9:22 am 24 Oct 07

Jase, I think you’ve got a point there.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 9:19 am 24 Oct 07

private is def the way to go.

jase! jase! 9:15 am 24 Oct 07

I’m looking for work as of a couple of weeks ago. I was one of the lucky group that were offered payouts from UC to leave. If anyone needs a contract service delivery manager or Microsoft admin (win 2003 and mssql mostly) then post back 🙂

la mente, I dont think most students around the ACT could muster the enthusiasm to bitch like we do here

la mente torbida la mente torbida 9:12 am 24 Oct 07

Still bitter and twisted?

VYBerlinaV8...the_original_and_best VYBerlinaV8...the_original_and_best 9:11 am 24 Oct 07

Students? Once, but not now!

la mente torbida la mente torbida 9:06 am 24 Oct 07

Holy crap Batman! Is everyone on this site IT/Contractor … I thought your were all bitter and twisted students.

VYBerlinaV8...the_original_and_best VYBerlinaV8...the_original_and_best 8:58 am 24 Oct 07

We can’t get enough people right now. If there are people looking for work in IT, forget applying to govt. Approach contracting agents and private sector directly.

Let the good times roll!

Snahons_scv6_berlina Snahons_scv6_berlina 8:46 am 24 Oct 07

solution/infrastructure architects VB ?? – happy where I am, unless your definition is bigger than mine 🙂

Thumper Thumper 8:29 am 24 Oct 07

I’m proud to say that I am a total computer gumby, and intend to stay that way!

Lord Mælinar Lord Mælinar 7:56 am 24 Oct 07

VBman – looking for BA’s ?

el ......VNBerlinaV8 el ......VNBerlinaV8 7:36 am 24 Oct 07

Yeah, I’m fluent in C, Perl, Java and l33t sP3eK d00d!

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 2:42 am 24 Oct 07

Well, I’m pretty sure no-one in the right mind would use netspeak for a job interview…tards!

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 11:30 pm 23 Oct 07

I can’t recruit enough IT people – be it developers or IT analysts.

Graduate recruitment is not proving any good. Contractors are hard to come by (we’re offering top dollars, trust me).

We are having to turn work down.

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