The QLD industry sector saw upward growth trends through the later half of 2016 and into 2017. The catalyst for this was across the board growth. The Industry saw an increase in the amount of main roads work being released, low interest rates which enabled the continuation of investment into land development/subdivisions and the flow on effects from an increase in coal prices e.g. Brownfield projects & asset improvement.
In demand positions continue to be more on the Pre-Contracts side with roles such as Contract Administrators, Estimators and Foreman/Site Supervisors.
In terms of available talent, you would assume that QLD would have an abundance of available resources. However, those with the flexibility and the skills are all doing the 5 & 2 roster to NSW. The NSW effect on skilled labour can not be underestimated, as they dominate the Australian market at the moment with nearly 50% of all advertised roles within their sector.