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August 8, 2021updated 01 Sep 2021 12:05pm

UK construction industry IT recruitment activity rises 2.1% in July 2021

The UK construction industry registered a 2.1% rise in IT hiring activity in July 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 4.55% in July 2021 compared with June 2021.

Out of the construction industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.14% share in July 2021, recording an increase of 0.26% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK construction industry’s IT recruitment activity in July 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.58% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK construction industry in July 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 48.67% in July 2021, a 29.28% drop over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 16.73% share, decline of 32.31% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 16.73%, registering a 4.76% rise from June 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 8.75%, down 14.81% over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in the UK IT recruitment activity in July 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 16.83% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK construction industry during July 2021 over June 2021.

Ferrovial posted 42 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a rise of 68% over the previous month, followed by SYSTRA with 25 jobs and a 43.18% drop. Arup Group with 24 IT jobs and CBRE Group with 14 jobs, recorded a 4.35% growth and a 600% increase, respectively, while Babcock International Group recorded an 85.71% increase with 13 job postings during July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60.08%, down by 30.4% from June 2021. Mid Level positions with a 25.86% share, a decline of 21.84% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 11.03% share, up 20.83% over June 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 3.04%, recording a month-on-month decline of 33.33%.

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