Leaving London

I am a helpdesk manager and second line programming support for a large Web-based company. I am based in London and will be relocating to New Zealand next year. Can you give me some idea of the market available to the above skill sets?

Dear Adviser,

I am based in London and will be relocating to New Zealand in June of next year.

I hold the position of helpdesk manager (four staff) and second line programming support ie, Delphi , Clipper and HTML (two developers) for a large Web-based company.

We control the EDI (Electronic Data Information) between the hospitals and the various insurers in the UK.

My key skills are NT work station and server, Win 95/98 all email platforms, networking (all forms), firewall management, Exchange, Linux Red Hat, FTP, TCP/IP, hardware support etc. We provide telephonic support more than 1000 users.

Can you give me some idea of the market available to the above skill sets?

Relocating

Dear Relocating,

When giving serious consideration to relocating or returning to New Zealand, it's usually for a variety of reasons with an emphasis on lifestyle rather than salary. However, from a technology perspective, New Zealand currently offers considerable opportunities in the e-business industry.

Your best career options would be with one of the major providers of e-commerce consultancy services, a leading telecommunications organisation, an Internet service provider, or a New Zealand corporate operating an extensive Internet/intranet.

Readers with career questions can have them answered in this column by IT recruitment specialists. This month Auckland-based Itec Recruitment answers your queries. Send questions via Kirstin Mills with "Dear Adviser" in the subject line.

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