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Offline Bazzie

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IT salaries
« on: August 17, 2011, 09:41:16 pm »
For ppl that have not typed the right text into google yet  ;) I found this salary guide. From what I know about the IT industry, this looks realistic:
http://nz.hudson.com/documents/EmpNZ_SalaryGuide_ICT.pdf

Hope that helps at least some of you!!

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Offline Johnson

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Re: IT salaries
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 09:59:27 pm »
Just looked through it and its correct about my salary and those of my co-workers - so looks accurate!
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Re: IT salaries
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Offline SusanJ

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Re: IT salaries
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011, 07:54:56 am »
Yip, seems about right.
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Re: IT salaries
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 11:28:13 am »
Yes.
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Re: IT salaries
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 04:42:47 am »
Interesting! Thanks for posting!

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Re: IT salaries
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 10:28:10 pm »
The link above doesn't work anymore so try http://nz.hudson.com/ or request a report from http://www.hays-hps.co.nz/main/default.aspx  :)

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Re: IT salaries
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 10:27:38 am »
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Offline thekat88

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Re: IT salaries
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 09:35:19 pm »
Very interesting! Thanks for the links guys.

I would like your input on this however. I am 23 and have 4years experience (Dec will be my 5th year of work experience) and Im a Microsoft Systems Admin/Engineer. I hold Server and Exchange Qualifications, 4+ years and 1+ years respective experience.

What should I be expected to get paid? From what I can tell its around $50-60k NZ. Is this accurate? You guys are in the field and can give me more of a heads up. Just so other can maybe benefit from this.

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Offline Dezzi

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Re: IT salaries
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 09:07:42 pm »
hey guys,

thanx for the link... but very different from what recruiters have been telling me.

I'm a senior business consultant (ICT) specialist in Governance, Risk and Compliance.  I'm an ITIL expert, hold CISA accreditation and have a degree in Enterprize Risk Management with electors in Operations.  I've been in the industry for a little over 10 years.

According to the descriptors, i should be looking at 130+... but recruiters have listed me at 80.
I'm just a little confused and i understood that my skills were slotted under the long term list?

any advise would be appreciated.  It's scary driving this from RSA and trusting blindly.

apple for apple,

I rent a small house, support three children and all hobbies etc.  but i believe we live modestly. I know you shouldn't compare rand to rand... here i earn 480k, work overtime all the time and can't remember the last holiday i had.

rent here is 8600.00 per month
school comes in at 3000.00
aftercare at another 3000.00
medical aid 5000.00
sundries at about 4000.00


but what would be a good "budget" to start on?

Offline zerohennie

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Re: IT salaries
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 09:11:29 pm »
a good budget for those skills in NZ would be at least 80k per anum....if it's money you are after with those skills the Australia is you best bet.... I seriously doubt you would be offered 130k as a non kiwi

Offline SA3001

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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 09:33:50 pm »
I agree - you should accept $80k minimum, anything under and you're selling yourself short.  Also doesn't mean that you won't get offered higher.  My OH, not in IT, was offered $25k per annum more than what the recruiters told him to expect.  You haven't said where you intend on living as that will make a big difference in terms of what you can expect to pay for rent.  One thing you won't be paying for here is medical and school fees.  Aftercare for school going kids varies.  We'll be paying about $80 per week once our youngest starts school in July - Wellington area.  At the moment we pay $880 p/m for fulltime care for her, so quite expensive.  You can get a decent rental in good Wellington/Kapiti suburbs for $400 to $450 per week depending on your standards.  We are a family of 4 and spend approx. $250 p/w on groceries.
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Offline zerohennie

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Re: IT salaries
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2012, 10:02:33 pm »
just for the record....or what we pay. Dont know what others pay...

Doctors visit = $46 per visit, and also $3 per item of medicine   :-\
Dental..... totally different story   :tickedoff:
Child to see doc free and meds also free   O0
Kindy - preschool = $18 per week including 20 hours free from goverment which we dont pay for   ;D

and just for the record I am the only one getting a salary in our family and we live very comfortably, have two cars, all the bells and whistles at home, cable etc, get our McDonalds almost every weekend...hehe etc....so it can be done on one salary

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Re: IT salaries
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Offline Siouxzee

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Re: IT salaries
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 01:50:30 am »
Just to add to the posts above for things like rent it is very area dependent.

Our doctor the children's consult is $19. Also daycare costs are quite a bit more if your children are under 3, as the 20hrs free is only for 3 and over. We pay nearly $2000 per month for daycare. That is for 2 children under 3.

You will no longer need to pay for security.
Here you have medical insurance instead of medical aid. Which is not a pre-requisite due to the Health System, we are a family of 5 and pay about $203 per month.

Our grocery bill is about $300pw but that includes nappies for 3 children.
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Offline zerohennie

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Re: IT salaries
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2012, 02:04:51 am »
dammm... $2000 for daycare.... and is medical insurance worthwile? what does it offer which you do not get from the state, just wondering as I am also looking at it at this stage

Offline Ostrich

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Re: IT salaries
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 03:59:32 am »
On the medical insurance topic...we opted not to have it when we first arrived, figuring we could use the public system. Right as we immigrated, I began having abdominal trouble (later determined to be gallstones -- but only after 9 months).

Because we were on the public cue, I couldn't access specialists or ultrasound scans without waiting for months (because paying privately meant I might need to absorb surgery costs later), and my condition got so bad that I ended up admitted to the emergency room several times and eventually spent 10 days in hospital with complications from a burst stone. If I had insurance, I could have seen a specialist on day one, and saved myself months of pain and nearly 20 GP/midnight clinic visits, plus I never would have gotten so ill. When in the hospital, I met lots of people in the public system with similar stories, even a woman who's appendix burst because she wasn't treated in time...you pretty much need to be critical to see a specialist or get surgery.

The moral in this is only gamble if you're prepared to lose! We now have private insurance, because I'm not repeating that experience ever again.

Medical insurance isn't needed for routine GP visits, so there is no benefit there. The real benefit is if you ever need to see a specialist for a serious condition (like a gastroenterologist or GYN or cardiac or whatever), need to have non-urgent surgery (and by non-urgent, bear in mind pain isn't considered as much as risk of death), or if you need some sort of special test like an ultrasound, CT, x-ray, MRI, etc. All of those things could have you waiting months or even years for treatment and even diagnosis, or else paying hefty fees for the treatment out of pocket. 
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