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October 11, 2022

IT hiring in global construction industry rises 1.5% in September 2022

By Carmen

The global construction industry noticed a 1.5% rise in IT hiring activity in September 2022 over the previous month, led by Black & Veatch’s 5.45% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The construction industry’s overall hiring activity increased 2.04% when compared with August 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 4.9% share of the global construction industry’s hiring activity in September 2022, down 0.06% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of September 2022 were 6.18% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 14.97% 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 38.17% emerged as the top IT occupation in the construction hiring activity in September 2022, a 3.48% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 31.02% in September 2022, up 29.94% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer and Information Analysts with a 13.87% share in September 2022, a growth of 14.71% over the previous month, and Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 6.74% share in September 2022 and a drop of 34.37% over August 2022.

Top five construction companies by recruitment activity in September 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 2.79% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global construction industry during September 2022 over August 2022.

Black & Veatch posted 377 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a rise of 7440% over the previous month, followed by Honeywell International with 360 jobs and a 36.73% decline. Larsen & Toubro with 324 IT jobs and CDM Smith with 292 jobs, recorded a 23.04% decline and a 1.02% drop, respectively, while Kier Group recorded a 12.15% drop with 159 job postings during September 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in construction industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global construction IT hiring activity in September 2022 with a 52.6% share, which marked an 11.23% rise over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 24.28%, registering a 6.2% month-on-month growth. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 21.21% share and an 11.69% drop over August 2022.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 1.03% and a month-on-month rise of 51.06%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.87%, registering a 15.49% decrease over the previous month.

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