It's a good time to be working in IT

New Zealand's tech sector grew 12 per cent last year and is not expected to slow down soon. That's putting upward pressure on the job market and on wages.

Recruitment firm Talent puts the growth down to "digital transformation". Bianca Jones, its Wellington-based country manager, says government and large private sector organisations are shedding outdated processes and legacy technology.

"The key issue for a lot of those organisations is having enough people to be able to get in and overhaul what needs to be done. There is demand for new kinds of developers and Agile project managers, says Jones.

Inland Revenue's billion-dollar rewrite of tax software and the Education Ministry moving schools to cloud computing are examples of projects.

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