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SoT2019 Report

By Trent Mankelow
January 9 2020

Posted in Infographics

Here’s what happened during our programmes in 2019 (click on any of the images to enlarge them if they are hard to read).

We saw good year-on-year growth both in terms of interns placed (up 42% year-on-year) and the number of employers taking part (up 27% year-on-year):

Unfortunately, in any given year we only place between 1-in-6 and 1-in-7 students in an internship. Only about half of registered students go on to create a profile (consistent with previous years):

We ran fewer bootcamps in 2019, although average attendance was up and we had fewer no-shows:

To our surprise, most of our interns aren’t in their final year, showing that employers are willing to take a punt on students who are still completing their degrees:


Interns earnt an average of $23.67 per hour:

95% of 2019 internships were in Wellington or Auckland…:

…so it’s no surprise that Victoria University and the University of Auckland supplied the most number of interns:

Interns were hired by employers from a variety of industries:

Interns were employed in a variety of roles, but Developers remain the most in-demand:

Compared to 2018, when we analyse all the roles we’ve seen growth in Python (up 43% year-on-year), Java (up 14%), SQL (up 11%) and Agile (up 11%). JavaScript still remains the most in-demand skill from employers:

In 2019 we saw the proportion of interns who identify as female, neither or both genders, or who chose not to disclose, grow to 43%:

Finally, as always we are hugely grateful to our sponsors and partners for making our programmes possible:

You can find reports from past years here.

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