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

02 Sep 2021 (Last Updated October 11th, 2021 11:44)

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.

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.

Methodology:

GlobalData’s unique Job analytics enables understanding of hiring trends, strategies, and predictive signals across sectors, themes, companies, and geographies. Intelligent web crawlers capture data from publicly available sources. Key parameters include active, posted and closed jobs, posting duration, experience, seniority level, educational qualifications and skills.