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Most in demand jobs of 2013

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Accountants, registered nurses and IT mobility developers are the most in demand workers as we welcome 2013, fresh research shows.

The latest Quarterly Report from recruitment firm Hays covering January to March 2013, shows that there are clear pockets of shortages for specific skills in a number of sectors including healthcare and IT. 

As more workers across Australia expect to be able to work from home for example, the demand for IT mobile specialists could quickly exceed the number of qualified job candidates.

Based on the hiring plans of Hays’ clients over the next quarter, the report forecasts that the energy sector will also face fierce competition for skilled workers from the higher salaries on offer in the oil and gas industry.

Things could be looking better for the construction industry with the commencement of a number of large scale projects boosting the recruitment for permanent jobs in the sector.

Another group of workers looking to be in high demand are skilled childcare workers. The introduction of the Government’s new qualifications standards for early childhood educators in 2014 should have employers looking to keep a hold of qualified staff.

“Whilst these skills are in hot demand, employers remain cautious about hiring candidates that appear to have moved around too often and they are also being very specific with their requirements, being more demanding about core and soft skills,” says Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays in Australia.

“Employers want candidates with a proven and stable background, and some are willing to wait to find the exact match. In terms of long-term solutions some employers are interested in candidates that can take a step up to fill a role rather than have someone more senior take a step back.”

See the full list of skill in high demand.