State of IT

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Shane, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Shane

    Shane Guest

    http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=77597&fm=psp,nwl
    More IT and technology workers are demanding flexible hours and conditions.

    The Hudson IT and T Remuneration Guide has found a strong new trend,
    particularly among workers aged over 40-years-old, to want to work four
    days a week. More contractors are also working fewer hours - around 30
    hours a week compared with 40 to 50 in the past.

    Spokesman Campbell Hepburn says more permanent employees are demanding to
    work remotely, either from home or away from their employers' main offices.
    IT workers are also choosing short-term or project-orientated work
    off-shore.

    Mr Hepburn says despite the skills shortage in the IT sector, the market
    cannot sustain rising salaries to meet demands. IT salaries have levelled
    out compared with last year, when they increased by two to five percent. Mr
    Hepburn says that is partly because companies now accept IT as part of
    their business and it is no longer perceived as a specialist or separate
    area. The exception to stagnant salary levels is at senior levels, where
    highly skilled staff are harder to find.


    Id put myself in the "Prefers Telecommuting" category. Nobody hovering over
    your shoulder, no office dramas/politics.
    Only downside is the same four walls get a bit OTT.
    I saw a job recently (seek I think) where the work was telecommuting, but
    expected to attend one office meeting per week which I thought was a
    brilliant mix.

    As for the wages, telecommuting doesnt restrict people to New Zealand
    markets ;-)
    --
    Hardware: n, Parts of a computer that you can kick.
     
    Shane, Oct 10, 2007
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