Stories by David Watson, Computerworld

Sophos to retain NZ office

Security vendor Sophos will retain a New Zealand office and one staffer here, despite a global round of redundancies that will see 80 jobs go.

Kaseya plans 30 staff at Auckland centre

IT systems management vendor Kaseya plans to increase headcount at its Auckland support centre, which officially opened last month, to around 30 by the end of the year. Currently, there are approximately 12 staff.

Skills shortage to return, but with variations

This year is likely to see a return of the skills shortage that plagued the IT industry in 2007 and 2008, says Robert Walters New Zealand IT recruitment division manager Annabelle Klap.

Survey finds little shift in ICT pay rates

Following its hiring intentions survey, released earlier this year, which showed IT is the most optimistic of all sectors when it comes to plans to increase staffing levels, recruitment firm Hudson has released its annual ICT salary guide.

IT contractors optimistic about pay prospects

IT contractors are more optimistic about future pay rates than their counterparts in many other professions, according to a survey by specialist contract staffing provider Crackerjacks.

Job scene forcing senior IT staff down market

In the current difficult employment market some job seekers, particularly senior ones, are finding they need to consider roles with less responsibility than their previous positions, recruiters say.

Finzsoft appoints new CEO

Financial software provider Finzsoft has appointed Mark Sewell as CEO, replacing Keith McLaughlin, who resigned as managing director in June.

Demand for ERP staff still strong, despite economy

While some areas of IT are seeing a downturn in demand for employees, there’s no shortage of work in ERP, says Steve Gillingwater, director of recruitment firm Robert Walters’ IT division.