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August 26, 2021updated 22 Oct 2021 11:32am

Middle East & Africa’s construction industry IT hiring activity rises 1.4% in July 2021

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

July 2021 has seen an increase of 5.62% in the overall hiring activity when compared with June 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.99% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in July 2021, registering an increase of 0.91% over the last three-month average share.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations Occupations leads by classification in July 2021

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 42.86% in July 2021, a 53.85% drop over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 42.86% in July 2021, marking a 70% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 21.43% in July 2021, a flat growth from June 2021.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 56.25% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s construction industry during July 2021 over previous month.

AECOM posted 2 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a decline of 81.82% over the previous month, followed by Bechtel with 2 jobs and a flat growth. Network Rail with 1 IT jobs and WSP Global with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 50% drop, respectively, while MRV Engenharia e Participacoes recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during July 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 42.86% share in July 2021, a 50% decline over June 2021. United Arab Emirates featured next with a 21.43% share, down 78.57% over the previous month. Republic of the Congo recorded a 7.14% share, a flat growth compared with June 2021.

Mid Level job postings dominate in July 2021

Mid Level jobs held a share of 57.14%, down by 38.46% from June 2021. Junior Level positions with a 35.71% share, a decline of 64.29% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 7.14% share, down 90.91% over June 2021.

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