He did question the suggestions that the Government would attempt to further reduce its reliance on contractors by implementing the plan, which he said was not playing out in the market. Earlier this week Peoplebank released a survey of recruitment and salary trends for the first quarter of the year.
It noted that in the ACT there had been a significant rise in the number of roles available - particularly for contract roles.
'The (ACT) IT skills pool is becoming tight - with Peoplebank seeking contract workers from other states to supplement the local talent base for key contract roles. While there may be some additional contractors becoming available in July (as short-term contracts conclude), the ACT market is likely to be characterised by continuing skills shortage for 2010,' according to Peoplebank which noted particular demand for project managers, .NET developers, Java developers and architects.