I have searched the forum for Australian advice but it all seems over a year out of date, I hope that you can help me out with some recent info?
I am moving to Sydney in March from the UK and will be looking for java
web application development roles (middle tier Oracle (BEA) WebLogic is my specific area of experience).
I worked for 4 years in government contracts in total (2 years in small company with lots of design and architecture responsibilities, 1 year in a multinational and 1 year as an independent contractor both with analysis and development responsibilities). I have an MSc in Computer Science (2003) and SCJP
(2005)/SCWCD(2007) both 1.4.
I have travelled for a year with my husband and now we want to settle in Australia (we have permanent residency via Skills Assessment).
I would like to contract again in Australia but cannot seem to find Australian-specific advise about starting up a company (I had a Ltd company in the UK) or salary expectations for contractors.
Chatting to a former colleague yesterday, the going rate in the UK is now about £450 a day at her place (AUD$790).
I'd be really interested in your thoughts and experiences... tackling the year gap with certificate upgrades and such is the next job!