Architecture image With 2016 flying by and no sign of slowing in the near future, the Architecture team at Cobalt is looking forward to seeing what the next 6 months will bring. The message has been very consistent; the second half of 2016 will be a continuation of the buoyant market we enjoyed throughout the first half of the year and inevitably a demand for quality staff will continue.

There have been a few shifts in the market driven by people branching out and starting their own company. With the number of new businesses increasing, the demand for skilled contract workers has continued to grow as the need to scale your workforce dependant on workflow becomes increasingly important. Contracts have ranged from 2-3 weeks and all the way up to twelve months with workers completing the work remotely or on site in the office.

As the Contract market continues to expand, people are making the switch to independent contracting making it a viable way to staff your company.

Currently, clients are looking for Architectural Technicians and NZ Registered Architects. An important trend to note would be the focus on Revit throughout the New Zealand architectural market.

Revit is a unique design and documentation software created by Autodesk for architects and building professionals.

Most of our Architecture clients at Cobalt who haven’t already are switching over from other former software packages to Revit for the robust technical features it offers.

Job seekers who have had exposure to or are experienced in Revit certainly have an advantage over other candidates. Due to this shift in the industry, Revit is a great software for Architects to add to their current skillset.

Whether you are actively searching the market or are just interested in hearing what is happening in the market, our Architecture team at Cobalt is happy to speak to you confidentially regarding your current situation. Please do not hesitate to contact us on +64 (0) 9303 9093 or email your most recent CV through to

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