Sharepoint Developers – Departments are using Microsoft based technologies and are implementing Sharepoint to all information and documents to be shared. This is creating higher demand for Sharepoint Developers.
SQL BI Developers - Large centralised systems are being put in place across whole government agencies. SSIS, SSAS and SSRS allows for large data capture, analysis and reporting across an entire agency.
CRM Developers – There is significant demand from federal departments that have engaged CRM Dynamics. Microsoft is also pushing this at a federal level. As there have not been a large number of projects involving CRM Dynamics in the public sector until recent times, there is a lack of qualified, security cleared candidates who are available, especially at the senior level.
Exchange 2010 and 2013 – Agencies are upgrading existing infrastructure and migrating to the latest versions to ensure continuity, availability and streamlining of a business.
SOE Engineers - SCCM and SCOM – As agencies and organisations upgrade their SOE, generally to Windows 7 and Office 2010, there has been strong demand for candidates to sequence a number of applications for deployment via Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager.
Infrastructure and Applications PM's/ BA’s - Given IT systems upgrades and website redevelopments, Project Managers and Business Analysts are sought to scope and deliver these cyclical projects.
Business and IT Scoping - A number of government organisations have requested Business Analyst or Project Management candidates with project scoping skills to develop business cases for proposed projects.
IT Change / Transition Managers - A number of large programs of work, particularly in education, health and transport, require an IT Change Manager to integrate the new technology releases into use.
Mobile Web Developers / Web Content Managers - Smaller government agencies are continuing to improve their internet and intranet services and include mobile applications where applicable.
Helpdesk Support – The ongoing movement of candidates out of helpdesk support positions creates a steady need to backfill roles.
Testers – Many organisations are coming to the end of projects that now require testing.
Systems Administrators – While there is solid demand for high-quality Systems Administrators, salaries remain low, which creates an attraction challenge for many employers.