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January 11, 2022updated 04 Feb 2022 12:33pm

Europe’s construction industry IT hiring activity rises 1.0% in December 2021

By Carmen

Europe witnessed a 1.0% rise in IT hiring activity in the construction industry in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

December 2021 has seen a decrease of 1.54% in the overall hiring activity when compared with November 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.83% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in December 2021, registering an increase of 0.2% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Europe with a share of 59.32% in December 2021, an 8.35% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 12.64% in December 2021, marking a 10.95% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 11.69% in December 2021, a 13.93% drop from November 2021.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 7.91% in December 2021, a 27.17% rise over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in Europe’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 15.57% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Europe’s construction industry during December 2021 over previous month.

Rockwell Automation posted 121 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Eberspacher Climate Control Systems GmbHKG with 91 jobs and a 37.67% drop. COWI Holding with 79 IT jobs and Danfoss with 71 jobs, recorded a 25.4% rise and a 40.34% drop, respectively, while Alpiq Anlagentechnik recorded a 60.53% increase with 61 job postings during December 2021.

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

The UK commanded a leading presence in the region’s construction industry IT hiring activity with a 23.38% share in December 2021, an 18.97% decrease over November 2021. Germany featured next with a 17.97% share, down 10.74% over the previous month. Poland recorded a 10.34% share, a growth of 93.67% compared with November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 65.88%, down by 5.34% from November 2021. Entry Level positions with a 17.5% share, registered a decline of 6.5% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 16.22% share, down 9.09% over November 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.41%, recording a month-on-month decline of 45.45%.

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