Market Overview

There has been a clear softening of market conditions within the QLD tech sector. Coming off the back of what has been the highest demand for technology resources we have ever seen, we are now experiencing a drop in demand from our commercial clients and an increase of candidates actively looking for employment.

As numerous commercial technology projects come to an end and other commercial clients choose to defer new projects, the change has been most noticeable in the Project Services space with a reduction in demand and rates offered for project management, architecture, business analysis and change management skills.

However, demand for technical skills remains strong. Cyber security, DevOps, development, business intelligence and data analytics experience continues to be sought after by employers. Government demand (at Federal, State and Local levels) for skilled tech professionals also remains strong as multiple business and technology transformation programs continue into 2024.

This year, the shift away from fully remote working continues. There is a conscious push by our clients to focus on rebuilding culture, with most organisations requiring employees to attend the office at least 2-3 days per week.

Keith Dixon

Keith Dixon

Talent Brisbane Managing Director

Candidate needs

  • A compelling Employee Value Proposition
  • Flexible and work from home opportunities
  • Easy commute to office with parking options
  • Competitive remuneration

Business needs

  • Skilled workforce
  • Permanent employees or long-term contractors with extended notice periods
  • Strong cultural alignment to company values
  • Option to work from the office 2-3 days per week

The year ahead

As we move towards a more balanced market, jobseekers will need to become increasingly flexible in their expectations, particularly around salary, if they want to secure the right roles with the right clients.

Employers are also likely to have more choice when it comes to candidates, but it remains important for them to maintain a strong Employee Value Proposition if they want to attract the best talent in the market.

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Talent Insights

Tech Talent

43k technology professionals with an average tenure of 1.8 years

(source: LinkedIn Talent Insights)

Gender Identity

% Female
% Male
*This information has been retrieved from sources with gender binary data. We acknowledge those who do not fit within this framework and understand there are more gender identities beyond the binary.
(source: LinkedIn Talent Insights)

Top Employers

  • Queensland Health
  • Suncorp Group
  • Telstra
  • The University of Queensland
  • Brisbane City Council

(source: LinkedIn Talent Insights)

Top Skills

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Python

Living in



With nearly 300 days of sunshine per year, Brisbane offers an unrivalled lifestyle for those who love the outdoors being only an hour from the beautiful beaches and relaxed lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast and a short drive to the many national parks of the Gold Coast Hinterland. For those who enjoy the nightlife, the redevelopment of Howard Smith Wharf has added another favourite hotspot to rival the likes of Newstead and Fortitude Valley offering even more restaurants and bars to explore and experience.

Brisbane also offers a high standard of living with much lower living costs than Sydney and Melbourne (particularly the cost of housing) but with technology related salaries rivalling those of the these cities.

A burgeoning tech start up community has positioned Brisbane as a major start-up hub increasing demand for specialised technology skillsets. QLD State Government continue to invest in technology programs that will transform the way we live in Queensland and with a resurgence in commercial industry sectors such as natural resources and banking, employment opportunities are strong.

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