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September 2, 2021updated 11 Oct 2021 11:44am

Middle East & Africa’s construction industry IT hiring activity drops 1.4% in August 2021

Middle East & Africa witnessed a 1.4% drop in IT hiring activity in the construction industry in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2021 has seen a decrease of 0.06% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.27% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering an increase of 0.42% over the last three-month average share.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations Occupations leads by classification in August 2021

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 33.33% in August 2021, a 50% rise over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 25.93% in August 2021, marking a flat month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 22.22% in August 2021, a flat growth from July 2021.

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Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 14.81% in August 2021, a 100% rise over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 466.67% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s construction industry during August 2021 over previous month.

NANA RegionalInc posted 5 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Tetra Tech with 3 jobs and a flat growth. KEO International Consultants Co with 3 IT jobs and KBR with 3 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 200% rise, respectively, while Majid Al Futtaim Holding recorded a 50% increase with 3 job postings during August 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s construction industry

Saudi Arabia commanded a leading presence in the region’s construction industry IT hiring activity with a 25.93% share in August 2021, a 16.67% increase over July 2021. United Arab Emirates featured next with a 22.22% share, up 20% over the previous month. Kuwait recorded an 18.52% share, a flat growth compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 55.56%, up by 114.29% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 29.63% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 14.81% share, flat growth over July 2021.

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