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August 10, 2022updated 11 Aug 2022 8:23am

IT hiring in global construction industry drops 0.6% in July 2022

By Carmen

The global construction industry noticed a 0.6% drop in IT hiring activity in July 2022 over the previous month, led by CDM Smith ’s 8.74% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The construction industry’s overall hiring activity declined 3.31% when compared with June 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 5.07% share of the global construction industry’s hiring activity in July 2022, up 0.13% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of July 2022 were 4.53% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 11.89% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive construction IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 41.17% emerged as the top IT occupation in the construction hiring activity in July 2022, a 6.87% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 25.79% in July 2022, down 9.63% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with an 11.96% share in July 2022, a growth of 73.95% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 10.28% share in July 2022 and a drop of 22% over June 2022.

Top five construction companies by recruitment activity in July 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 40.95% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global construction industry during July 2022 over June 2022.

CDM Smith posted 576 IT jobs in July 2022 and registered a rise of 98.62% over the previous month, followed by Honeywell International with 501 jobs and a 27.91% decline. Black & Veatch with 462 IT jobs and Larsen & Toubro with 303 jobs, recorded a 340% growth and a 29.37% drop, respectively, while Johnson Controls International recorded a flat growth with 299 job postings during July 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in construction industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global construction IT hiring activity in July 2022 with a 55.65% share, which marked a 5.44% rise over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 21.54%, registering a 2.94% month-on-month decline. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 21.33% share and a 23.77% drop over June 2022.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 0.88% and a month-on-month drop of 22.67%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.61%, registering an 18.37% decrease over the previous month.

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