North America’s construction industry IT hiring activity rises 3.2% in August 2021
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North America’s construction industry IT hiring activity rises 3.2% in August 2021

01 Sep 2021 (Last Updated October 8th, 2021 11:53)

North America’s construction industry IT hiring activity rises 3.2%  in August 2021

North America witnessed a 3.2% rise 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 an increase of 4.14% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.59% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering an increase of 0.02% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in August 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 49.44% in August 2021, a 16.9% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 17.7% in August 2021, marking a 51.98% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 15.06% in August 2021, a 13.55% drop from July 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 7.92% in August 2021, a 41.25% decline over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in North America’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 decline of 9.73% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s construction industry during August 2021 over previous month.

Black & Veatch posted 263 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a decline of 28.73% over the previous month, followed by CBRE Group with 116 jobs and a 29.27% drop. NANA RegionalInc with 106 IT jobs and KBR with 65 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 22.64% rise, respectively, while Jones Lang LaSalle recorded a 38.89% decline with 44 job postings during August 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s construction industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s construction industry IT hiring activity with a 91.01% share in August 2021, an 18.39% decrease over July 2021. Canada featured next with an 8.26% share, up 8.09% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.73% share, a drop of 31.58% compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 56.24%, up by 0.4% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 22.08% share, registered a decline of 53.66% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 18.26% share, up 88.95% over July 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 3.43%, recording a month-on-month decline of 50.41%.


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.