Architecture and development roles in demand: survey

Architecture and development roles in demand: survey

Contractor pay survey shows early-stage project skills keenly sought

Technical consultants, team leaders and software engineers recorded the greatest increases in pay expectations in contract recruitment specialist Crackerjacks’ latest Professional Contracting Rates Guide.

The survey, which polled contractors in the industry on what their expectations for hourly rates were, was released late last month. It found that expectation since the last survey for technical consultants went up from $80 to $84 per hour compared to the previous survey six months ago, while rates for team leaders went up from $68 to $71, and rates for software engineers increased from $62 to $65.

Crackerjacks managing director Tony Wai says the demand for those three skill sets is being driven by IT projects that seek to deliver efficiency gains.

“It is the projects that allow organisations to run more efficiently, more productively, with fewer staff.” Wai says.

“Companies are looking at working in a flatter environment.”

The demand for contractors working on those types of project is highest for those involved in development and architecture aspects of the projects, he says.

Demand for other project roles, such as project managers and business analysts, while consistent, isn’t as high as for the architecture and development ones, he says. Read the rest of this article on

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