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

South & Central America’s construction industry IT hiring activity drops 13.3% in May 2022

By Carmen

South & Central America witnessed a 13.3% 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 a decrease of 15.07% in the overall hiring activity when compared with April 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.44% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in May 2022, registering an increase of 0.1% over the last three-month average share.

Computer Support Specialists Occupations leads by classification in May 2022

Computer Support Specialists Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 34.48% in May 2022, a 100% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 31.03% in May 2022, marking a 12.5% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 24.14% in May 2022, a 40% rise from April 2022.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 6.9% in May 2022, a 50% decline over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in South & Central America’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 63.64% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s construction industry during May 2022 over previous month.

3M posted 5 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a decline of 16.67% over the previous month, followed by Sandvik with 5 jobs and a 150% growth. Eaton Corporation with 4 IT jobs and Atlas Copco with 2 jobs, recorded a 100% rise and a flat growth, respectively, while ABB recorded a 100% increase with 2 job postings during May 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s construction industry

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s construction industry IT hiring activity with a 24.14% share in May 2022, a 12.5% decrease over April 2022. Chile featured next with a 20.69% share, up 50% over the previous month. Costa Rica recorded a 17.24% share, a drop of 16.67% compared with April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 68.97%, down by 4.76% from April 2022. Entry Level positions with a 27.59% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 3.45% share, down 66.67% over April 2022.

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