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Folks,

i need your feedback, which part of australia has many IT job market brisbane or melbourne?
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Old Aug 9th 2011, 10:21 pm
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Originally Posted by ngsome1981 View Post
Folks,

i need your feedback, which part of australia has many IT job market brisbane or melbourne?
Melbourne.

Brisbane market would be about 10 - 20% the number of IT jobs of Melbourne market, and normally lower salaries too. There are IT jobs in Brisbane, but if you want the best opportunity of getting your first IT job in Australia, head for Melbourne or Sydney.

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Folks,

i need your feedback, which part of australia has many IT job market brisbane or melbourne?
A no brainer. Melbourne.
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Definitely Melbourne. My DH works in IT here in Brisbane but there aren't a huge amount of IT jobs to be had.
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Originally Posted by ngsome1981 View Post
Folks,

i need your feedback, which part of australia has many IT job market brisbane or melbourne?
Melbourne Vs Brisbane ? Melbourne for sure.
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I am a technical writer in the IT industry and I am leaving Sydney for Brisbane.

However, if you are aiming for most jobs go Melbourne...though Sydney probably has th emost.
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just to add a bit of rigour to my answer

Very rough comparison from March this year using a methodology I made up on the spot:

Population from wikipedia:

Sydney: 4,504,469
Melbourne: 4,000,000
Brisbane: 2,004,262
Perth: 1,658,992

An example searching for ".net" in seek:

Sydney: 1013 (4446 people per .net mention)
Brisbane: 251 (7985 people per .net mention)
Melbourne: 469 (8528 people per .net mention)
Perth: 89 (18640 people per .net mention)

An example searching for "java" in seek:

Sydney: 2054 (2193 people per java mention)
Melbourne: 974 (4106 people per java mention)
Brisbane: 439 (4565 people per java mention)
Perth: 190 (8731 people per java mention)

So per head of population in two mainstream areas Sydney is well in front, Melbourne and Brisbane seem in the same ball park, Perth way behind. I'll have to give my new scale a name...I can only imagine the suggestions

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excellent

I knew Sydney had the most jobs!


Originally Posted by fish.01 View Post
just to add a bit of rigour to the debate

Very rough comparison using a methodology I made up on the spot in March this year:

Population from wikipedia:

Sydney: 4,504,469
Melbourne: 4,000,000
Brisbane: 2,004,262
Perth: 1,658,992

An example searching for ".net" in seek:

Sydney: 1013 (4446 people per .net mention)
Brisbane: 251 (7985 people per .net mention)
Melbourne: 469 (8528 people per .net mention)
Perth: 89 (18640 people per .net mention)

An example searching for "java" in seek:

Sydney: 2054 (2193 people per java mention)
Melbourne: 974 (4106 people per java mention)
Brisbane: 439 (4565 people per java mention)
Perth: 190 (8731 people per java mention)

So per head of population Sydney is well in front, Melbourne and Brisbane seem in the same ball park, Perth way behind. I'll have to give my new scale a name
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Oooo and OP, another thing to consider might be lifestyle or type of City.

I have never been to Melbourne but from what I have heard from family and friends who have been to all 3, they are all very different!
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Default Re: IT job market: Melbourne or Brisbane?

Originally Posted by fish.01 View Post
just to add a bit of rigour to my answer

Very rough comparison from March this year using a methodology I made up on the spot:

Population from wikipedia:

Sydney: 4,504,469
Melbourne: 4,000,000
Brisbane: 2,004,262
Perth: 1,658,992

An example searching for ".net" in seek:

Sydney: 1013 (4446 people per .net mention)
Brisbane: 251 (7985 people per .net mention)
Melbourne: 469 (8528 people per .net mention)
Perth: 89 (18640 people per .net mention)

An example searching for "java" in seek:

Sydney: 2054 (2193 people per java mention)
Melbourne: 974 (4106 people per java mention)
Brisbane: 439 (4565 people per java mention)
Perth: 190 (8731 people per java mention)

So per head of population in two mainstream areas Sydney is well in front, Melbourne and Brisbane seem in the same ball park, Perth way behind. I'll have to give my new scale a name...I can only imagine the suggestions
Nice one. You could still improve this if instead of using the city population you used the number of .Net/java programmers living in that city.
Is there any official document about population distribution by occupation in Australian cities?
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Pity the specialist Fortran 77 coder
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Pity the specialist Fortran 77 coder
Specialists should definately go to Sydney or Melbourne

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Specialists should definately go to Sydney or Melbourne
I can do wonders with punched cards, maybe Hobart is the go.
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I can do wonders with punched cards, maybe Hobart is the go.
Mate, your card is marked..
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Mate, your card is marked..
Of that I have no doubt.

On a sort of related note I am now offically retiring from trying to give technical IT advice on BE. I'll stick to knob gags from now on.

If the ungrateful cnuts can't be bothered to acknowledge me then **** 'em.

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