Mobile App Popularity Fuels ICT Job Opportunities
Higher demand for mobile apps is fuelling the growth of IT jobs in Victoria, according to the state's minister for technology.
In October 2012, Gordon Rich-Phillips asserted that 23 new app development jobs will be created at Outware Mobile, a Melbourne agency by the end of 2014.
The new app development roles are set to include opportunities for project managers, visual designers, user interface designers, testers and software engineers, among others.
"Melbourne is a great place for those who are keen to make the most of IT roles thanks to its thriving mobile and technology industries", said Danny Gorog, Outware Mobile's director and co-founder.
"There's a thriving app development community here and we've also benefited from the support of the state government which has championed mobile and technology innovation," he said.
Rich-Phillips said that there has been extraordinary growth in the mobile application development sector - an industry which barely existed only four years ago.
He said: "The growth in mobile app development is extraordinary, and proactive Victorian companies are making the most of it."
The new roles, he added, represent "a confidence boost for Victoria’s information and communication technology (ICT) industry".
Elsewhere in Victoria, the ICT sector was boosted with the opening of the new Data #3 headquarters in Melbourne on October 18 2012.
Data #3's expansion into new headquarters in Southbank will create 35 new highly-skilled ICT jobs in Melbourne - and according to Rich-Phillips, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to job creation in the technology space.
During the last year, he noted that the $85 million ICT plan spearheaded by the Coalition government provided the necessary support to create 1,300 jobs in IT across the state of Victoria.