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July 15, 2021

Middle East & Africa’s construction industry IT hiring activity rises 42.3% in June 2021

Middle East & Africa witnessed a 42.3% rise in IT hiring activity in the construction industry in June 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

June 2021 has seen an increase of 2.55% in the overall hiring activity when compared with May 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.68% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in June 2021, registering an increase of 1.17% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 55.26% in June 2021, a 250% growth over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 31.58% in June 2021, marking a 100% month-on-month an increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 7.89% in June 2021, a 50% growth from May 2021.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 5.26% in June 2021, a flat growth over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 1050% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s construction industry during June 2021 over previous month.

AECOM posted 11 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a an flat growth over the previous month, followed by Khatib & Alami with 4 jobs and a 300% growth. Jones Lang LaSalle with 3 IT jobs and Mott MacDonald Group with 3 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 200% increase, respectively, while SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during June 2021.

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

United Arab Emirates commanded a leading presence in the region’s construction industry IT hiring activity with a 36.84% share in June 2021, a 1300% rise over May 2021. Saudi Arabia featured next with a 31.58% share, up 200% over the previous month. Egypt recorded a 10.53% share, a flat growth compared with May 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 36.84%, up by 27.27% from May 2021. Mid Level positions with a 31.58% share, a growth of 140% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 31.58% share, up 500% over May 2021.

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