Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Inside ICT Survey 2014

INSIDE ICT SURVEY: 2014 REPORT

OBSERVATIONS

Welcome to the Inside ICT Survey! Our vendor specific survey is now in its 6th incarnation (and Potentia is 10 years old!). In April we surveyed 140 ICT Technology business leaders, in 140 organisations across New Zealand with the intention of tracking the business strategy, hiring intentions and human capital experiences of those businesses.

Why only vendors? Well they’re in the business of ICT: they sell, build, integrate and support technology both here and overseas. ICT forms a reasonably large part of GDP and has crept into the 4th spot for export earnings in New Zealand – meaning that ICT is still the only top-5 non-primary earner New Zealand has. We know the ICT industry is vital to New Zealand’s future; and it’s now being recognised and lauded within the corridors of power as being an important area of growth in New Zealand.

We decided to make some changes to the survey this year; one of which includes discontinuing the regional comparisons. In the past, it was apparent that comparing regions often only resulted in very small differences; and those differences were primarily attributed to the bulk of buying in Wellington being by Government organisations.

As we know this to be the case, further commentary on this is not of real value to our readers. Therefore, we are treating New Zealand as a whole and have looked at world trends and economic forces, along with noting historical shifts.

This year we opted to make the contracting market the special area of focus. In a buoyant employment market – and no one could debate this right now, contracting goes through a natural surge. Projects are initiated, employees are aware their skills are in demand and employers take extreme measures to alleviate their hiring challenges. Now is the time of growth in contracting, so it’s an opportune moment to check the temperature and intentions of contract hirers. In support of this, and given that most New Zealand hirers have a hybrid hiring strategy, the number of organisations hiring both contract and permanent (instead of exclusively one or the other) has surged from 33% in 2013 to 41% in 2014.

Full report: Potentia_Inside_ICT_Survey_2014_Report.pdf
Inforgraphic: Potentia_Inside_ICT_Infographic_2014.pdf

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

BusinessDesk: APN's NZME Sees Future In Paywalls, Growth In Digital Sales

APN News & Media has touted a single newsroom concept for its NZME unit in New Zealand, similar to what Germany's Die Welt uses, saying an 'integrated sales proposition' is helping it win market share, including ... More>>

Labour Party: Global Milk Prices Now Lowest In 6 Years

The latest fall in the global dairy price has brought it to the lowest level in six years and shows there must be meaningful action in tomorrow’s Budget to diversify the economy, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “Dairy prices ... More>>

BusinessDesk: NZ Inflation Expectations Creep Higher In June Survey

May 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand businesses lifted their expectations for inflation over the next two years, sapping any immediate pressure on the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates, and prompting the kiwi dollar to jump higher. More>>

BusinessDesk: Lower Fuel Costs Drive Down NZ Producer Input, Output Prices

May 19 - Producer input and output prices fell in the first quarter, mainly reflecting lower fuel costs and weakness in prices of meat and dairy products. More>>

Media: Fairfax Media NZ Announces Senior Editorial Team

Fairfax Media New Zealand has today confirmed its new editorial leadership team, as part of a transformation of its newsrooms aimed at enhancing local and national journalism across digital and print. More>>

Science: Flavonoids Reduce Cold And Cough Risk

Flavonoids reduce cold and cough risk Research from the University of Auckland shows eating flavonoids – found in green tea, apples, blueberries, cocoa, red wine and onions – can significantly reduce the risk of catching colds and coughs. The research, ... More>>


BusinessDesk: RBNZ House Alert Speech The Catalyst For Government Action

Prime Minister John Key all but conceded that pressure from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for concerted action on rampant Auckland house prices was one of the main catalysts for the government's weekend announcements about tightly ... More>>

BusinessDesk: How To Fall Foul Of The New Housing Tax Rules: Tips From IRD

Just because you rented out your investment property doesn't absolve you from paying tax, says the Inland Revenue Department in a summary of commonly made mistakes by non-professional property investors when it comes to their tax liability.More>>

Legal: Superdiversity Law, Policy And Business Stocktake Announced

Mai Chen, Managing Partner at Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law Specialists and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, today announced the establishment ... More>>

Housing: More House Price Gains Expected

House price expectations remain high, with a net 56% of respondents expecting house prices will increase. Fears of higher interest rates are fading, consistent with the RBNZ’s signals this year. Affordability and a lack of houses for ... More>>

TDDA: State-Of-The-Art Drug Testing Laboratory To Open In Auckland

World leading drug testing agencies, The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) and Omega Laboratories, open New Zealand laboratory More>>

Network: Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband Into Wellington

Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband into Wellington Naked broadband provider Bigpipe has extended its national reach, announcing today, the launch of its unlimited UFB offering into Wellington. The Spark Venture business is giving Wellingtonians the ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news