Developers in demand on the job front

Salaries for .Net programmers have risen in the July 2005 period, especially for those with ASP.Net/VB.Net and C# skills.

Demand has also increased for senior developers, architects and team leaders, according to the July-September 2005 forecast from Hays Information Technology. Calling it a seasonal trend, the recruiter says the reason for this demand is companies have started new projects early in the financial year for which they need experts to design and budget and assist with hiring.

Overall, salaries for IT professionals have increased across the board. In Australia and New Zealand, 50 percent of employers increased salaries up to 3 percent, and 42 percent increased salaries between 3 and 6 percent; 8 percent of employers were feeling generous, raising salaries between 6 and 10 percent.

Hays Information Technology recruitment general manager Peter Noblett said the agency is not seeing a market war between Java and .Net developers, rather a strong push for people with a background in programming.

"A lot of people got in to .Net after using Visual Basic and thought the next logical step was .Net," Noblett said.

"A lot of our clients are going with .Net and Microsoft has done a really good job on pushing it."

Noblett also confirmed the "bouyant" economy is fuelling permanent staff rates, with a slight increase in temporary and permanent roles. Noblett said CIOs and CEOs now have money for staff.

"It seems to me the purse strings have been loosened," Noblett said.

The quarterly forecast also predicted further candidate shortages in the coming months, with Hays indicating no signs of its abating; organizations intending to hire should be prepared to be flexible by training candidates who show potential.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Michael Crawford

Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?