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Quarterly Insights from the NSW Government

NSW Government

Written by Shelley Austin
Apr 17, 2019
Submitted by Shelley Austin on Wed, 04/17/2019 - 02:32

Welcome to your quarterly update on the NSW Government, where we provide you with insights from both the previous and upcoming quarters.

What were the market trends for last quarter?

In March the people of NSW headed to the ballot box in a tightly fought State election, and in response, we saw a slight decline in the number of live opportunities that were released to market. In discussion with each Cluster, it was obvious this was a short term "halt" with many projects and roles ready to go as soon as the decision was in and the new Government was formed.

What are the major skills in demand?

Skills in demand for the quarter have remained squarely in the business transformation space, starting with project administration all the way through to project and change management, we have also seen a strong upswing in the demand for ICT skills, especially across our education and higher education clients.

What are the skill gap shortages?

While the contracting market is extremely buoyant across NSW, and the skills are certainly in the market, the competition for that talent has hotted up over the last quarter as the findings of the Royal Commission into the banking sector have been passed down and many financial institutions has gone to market for contract talent in the transformation space. For further insights in the contracting space, be sure to read the latest version of the MMK Contract Collective.

What is the outlook for the next quarter?

The coming quarter holds lots of opportunity across our Government clients. There is work to be done and commitments to be delivered on, as well as new budget funding around the corner to ensure project continuity and future investment. July 1st will see some changes to the Clusters across the NSW Government and we can only assume this will lead to further opportunity for our Government talent as these new departments get to work on delivering key priorities for NSW.


Q1 2019 NSW Government Job Statistics Q1 2019 NSW Government Candidate Statistics


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