Friday, July 8, 2011

Australian ICT Sector Looking Better

"Despite Australia's persistent two-speed economy, the outlook for the country's ICT sector is positive, with salaries and work-life balance expected to increase, according to the latest Greythorn Australian Salary Guide and Market report.

"The report, which surveyed some 3458 IT professionals from around Australia, found that there are less IT professionals changing jobs, with 27 per cent of respondents stating they had been in their current position for one to two years, compared with 19 per cent last year.

"The report also found that 77 per cent of IT professionals work between 36 and 45 hours per week, suggesting that the sector is supportive of maintaining a work-life balance, and only 4 per cent of employees working over 51 hours per week. Striking such a balance has meant a high rate of happiness for employees..."

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