As we predicted in February, and some years ago, the IT skills shortage is starting to threaten projects, in Australia at least. Because of the closeness of the two markets, and the transportability of IT skills across the tasman, I predict that we will come under pressure here in the next 6 months.

Those companies who have been shortsighted and let staff go that they should have retained, or who have made the life of their IT contractors or staff uncomfortable during the last few months may be in for a few sleepless nights as they figure out how to retain and attract resources going forward.

This article in infotech today tells the story.

For further reading on this topic, follow the links below:

The IT Skills Shortage – It’s Back!