Sourced Quarterly Market Update – Autumn 2023
5 Apr 23 by Sourced
Welcome to our end-of-Q1 update and a review of how 2023 is shaping up so far. We hope you're keeping warm in what's been a really unsettled March and look forward to giving you a peek into what's happening out there in the world of Technology Recruitment.
Technical Support/Service Desk
6-month FTC. This is a great opportunity for an experienced L1/2 Support Specialist ready to spend the next six months within a very professional, team-orientated business. This is a mix of desk-based and onsite support, helping internal users who are in the midst of a digital transformation program. $65k pro-rated.
Digital Business Analyst
Our client is about to undergo a significant transformation program which will run over the next two years. They are looking to add a Digital BA to their team supporting a wide range of internal users, working both on the transformation program and on broader business projects. $100-$130k.
BA Team Leader
Our client is about to undergo a very significant transformation program that will run over the next two years. They are looking to bring in an experienced BA Team Leader who will also act as the Technical Delivery Lead on their program of work. This is a really exciting opportunity within a growing team. $140k.
Within Sourced Walls
It was lovely to see our team of contractors at our recent 'what felt like winter' breakfast at Little Poms. Interestingly, 80% of attendees were Business Analysts! This wasn't intentional, but probably points to where the market is currently most buoyant.
Michelle and Andrea had the privilege of visiting the University of Canterbury to chat to final year Marketing and Commerce students about getting themselves ready for the transition into the workforce. They discussed using LinkedIn technology to build networks, promote their skills and experience, and have the best chance possible of securing great employment options. This has always been a cause very close to our hearts and it was great to talk to students about perceived challenges, getting noticed, developing specific employment goals and getting themselves out there.
Finally, we are absolutely delighted to announce that Olivia King has returned to Sourced, as our newest Recruitment Consultant. Many of you know Liv, who worked for us up until 2021 as our Candidate Manager. After a very successful period at ARA, Liv made the decision to re-join our team as a Consultant and we couldn't be happier to welcome her back.
Who's in Demand
Demand remains high right across the spectrum, with roles in the Infrastructure and Service Desk spaces continuing to be a market heroes both contracting and permanent. BAs remain in demand but this will likely never change, it just seems to be an ongoing theme in our market. Project, Program and PMO Specialists have also featured highly over the past three to six months. Test Professionals at a mid-level have been in demand in permanent positions, and otherwise, demand has been very broad across most disciplines. CIOs, as mentioned above, have been moving in very high numbers, and being at the top of the food chain, we expect to see themes in demand emerging over the remainder of the year.
In the contracting space, it has largely been made up of the usual BA roles, mixed with a range of helpdesk, Project/Program/PMO management, and systems engineering.
This year to date, we have seen a flow on of permanent recruitment activity from 2022 and staff retention consecutively at an all-time high. While multi-offer scenarios are now less common, negotiations around pay and work conditions are still in favour of the candidate. With candidates having moved around in significant numbers in 2022, this year will likely be more focused on cautious permanent candidates, international candidates and ex-pats.