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Hi folks!

 

I am living in Auckland, NZ and thinking of moving to Perth (NZ citizen).

 

Just wondering how job market in Perth is like. From Seek, I noticed that Perth is like 4th city in term of the number of IT jobs (followed by Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane) and this figure is less than the current Auckland IT job market.

 

Bit worried due to some articles about Perth at the moment - economy has not been really good as mining industry has declined for some time. How is IT market?

 

Would it be a still good idea to move there first and then search jobs? I have applied two jobs via Seek from Auckland. But it doesn't seem to be a good way as I

ve got way less feedbacks than I usuallly receive in local.

 

Any tips? Or any feedbacks?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

P.S A short description of myself

- A s/w developer for past 7 years - mostly in CRM industry.

- From windows applications, server sides (C# & C++) to the front end programming (Javascript, asp.net)

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i know that the chap who previously rented our house before us had to move to Melbourne due to no work in IT ……. however im kno expert at all !!! So hopefully someone else on here can help ;o)

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Thanks pegg & verystormy for your comments.

 

I wish I could hear more positive news but thanks anyway.

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You may as well get a yoghurt carton and some string, that's as far as I.T goes in Perth. A lot of people heading to Canberra, Victoria or UK for I.T.

 

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It is fine here.

 

Started over 5 years ago. Setup my own company and became a contractor.

 

Not had a break since.

 

If you are good, you shouldn't have any worries.

 

Rates are not too bad either. Have a look at the 'Robert Waters' app.

 

(.NET & MSSQL)

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Good luck. It's quite common here to contract. Best bet is to smash through Seek.com.au and ignore the agencies.

 

It's true that the east coast is a bigger market, but there is still plenty here.

 

Mainly based around the CBD, so try and get as central as you can be.

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