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November 19, 2021

North America’s consumer industry IT hiring activity rises 1.8% in October 2021

North America witnessed a 1.8% rise in IT hiring activity in the consumer industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen a decrease of 1.47% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.35% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering a decrease of 0.04% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 51.02% in October 2021, a 3.67% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 14.44% in October 2021, marking a 13.87% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 14.26% in October 2021, a 4.05% rise from September 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 12.69% in October 2021, a 39.8% rise over the previous month.

Top five consumer companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 26.95% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s consumer industry during October 2021 over previous month.

Peloton Interactive posted 51 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered an increase of 155% over the previous month, followed by Carrier Global with 50 jobs and a 34.21% drop. Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 43 IT jobs and Herman Miller with 36 jobs, recorded a 79.17% rise and a 140% rise, respectively, while JBS recorded a flat growth with 32 job postings during October 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s consumer industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s consumer industry IT hiring activity with a 92.5% share in October 2021, a 4.5% increase over September 2021. Mexico featured next with a 5% share, up 17.39% over the previous month. Canada recorded a 2.5% share, a drop of 18.18% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.11%, up by 12.63% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 24.07% share, registered a decline of 1.52% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 13.43% share, down 16.67% over September 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.39%, recording a month-on-month growth of 36.36%.

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