AIIA survey shows IT redundancies stabilising

A new survey by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has found the number of redundancies in the IT jobs market has stabilised.

The AIIA said its August 2003 survey of salaries and remuneration packaging in the Australian ICT industry found involuntary attrition, which includes redundancies and performance related dismissals, fell to 5.2 per cent of the workforce over the last 12 months. This was down from the 18 per cent recorded between August 2001 and August 2002.

The survey also found growth for those with programming skills, with a 5 percent increase for senior programmers and a 2.8 increase for analyst programmers. E-business jobs, however, decreased by 2.4 per cent, said the AIIA.

AIIA executive director Rob Durie said while the ICT salary market had "definitely declined" since the late nineties, the AIIA's survey had never shown salary contraction across the board.

The survey was based on data provided by 118 ICT companies on 28,000 employees.

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