This report includes the latest Information Technology salary and contracting pay rates by region, skill-set, and sector.

“While the national median base salary has been stable at the $80,000 level we have seen some interesting developments in the regions. Employers in Auckland are feeling the heat as the higher living costs and a competitive IT talent market are pushing salaries up. The latest median salary figures show that Auckland is now the region with the highest median base salary rate ($84,750), a position usually occupied by Wellington.

Wellington still offers the best contracting rates in New Zealand, Hamilton has the highest rate of benefits for IT professionals and Christchurch is seeing a consistent increase in its contracting rate, it is now on par with Auckland at a $85/hour median rate.”

The full report and more analysis is here

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