He's a joiner by trade but turns his hand to lots of other jobs. He's been working for the 2 years that they have been here...but he only completed his builders licence a few weeks ago. He has so much work that he has offered my OH a job to work with him (mainly painting contracts). My OH works at a hardware store (paint department) and with the weather improving they have been flat out busy. He was offered 3 painting jobs by customers in one weekend! The one job had been quoted at $17000!
It's only an isolated report and not enough to base your future plans on but, there is presently work for good trades people...you do a few jobs or make a few contacts and more work will follow.