Online ICT job ads drop: DEWR

Information technology and communications vacancies published on recruitment Web sites fell 4.6 per cent in May, according to the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations' (DEWR) skilled vacancies index.

DEWR's said its skilled vacancies index fell to 101.0 in May, dropping across all major occupational groups.

The vacancy index found that vacancies for skilled workers slipped a further 2.1 per cent in May and were 8.8 per cent lower than the same time last year.

Over the year, the trades were the only category to rise, up 11.6 per cent compared to falls of 24.6 per cent for professionals and 18.9 per cent for associate professionals.

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