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June 14, 2022updated 27 Jul 2022 5:09pm

Middle East & Africa’s construction industry IT hiring activity drops 2.4% in May 2022

By Carmen

Middle East & Africa witnessed a 2.4% drop in IT hiring activity in the construction industry in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

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May 2022 has seen an increase of 3.38% in the overall hiring activity when compared with April 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 1.89% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in May 2022, registering a decrease of 0.05% over the last three-month average share.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations leads by classification in May 2022

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 51.72% in May 2022, a 25% drop over the previous month. Computer Support Specialists came in next, claiming a share of 27.59% in May 2022, marking a 100% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 13.79% in May 2022, a 76.47% drop from April 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 6.9% in May 2022, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 700% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s construction industry during May 2022 over previous month.

AECOM posted 6 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered an increase of 500% over the previous month, followed by Komatsu with 4 jobs and a flat growth. Cummins with 2 IT jobs and Spirax-Sarco Engineering with 2 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while SNC-Lavalin Group recorded a 100% increase with 2 job postings during May 2022.

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 31.03% share in May 2022, a 28.57% increase over April 2022. Gabon featured next with a 13.79% share, flat growth over the previous month. Israel recorded a 10.34% share, a drop of 66.67% compared with April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 51.72%, down by 48.28% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 31.03% share, registered a decline of 35.71% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 17.24% share, up 25% over April 2022.

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