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October 16, 2021updated 01 Nov 2021 11:20am

Middle East & Africa’s construction industry IT hiring activity rises 13.7% in September 2021

Middle East & Africa witnessed a 13.7% rise in IT hiring activity in the construction industry in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2021 has seen an increase of 4.02% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.01% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2021, registering an increase of 0.43% over the last three-month average share.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations leads by classification in September 2021

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 42.86% in September 2021, a 200% rise over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 35.71% in September 2021, marking a 42.86% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 10.71% in September 2021, a 50% drop from August 2021.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 10.71% in September 2021, a 66.67% decline over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 250% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s construction industry during September 2021 over previous month.

KBR posted 13 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered an increase of 333.33% over the previous month, followed by Khatib & Alami with 3 jobs and a flat growth. Jones Lang LaSalle with 2 IT jobs and AECOM with 2 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 100% rise, respectively, while Ashtrom Group recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during September 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s construction industry

Kenya commanded a leading presence in the region’s construction industry IT hiring activity with a 42.86% share in September 2021, a flat growth over August 2021. Saudi Arabia featured next with a 14.29% share, down 42.86% over the previous month. Egypt recorded a 10.71% share, a growth of 200% compared with August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 75%, up by 40% from August 2021. Mid Level positions with a 21.43% share, registered a decline of 25% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 3.57% share, down 75% over August 2021.

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