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November 17, 2021

South & Central America’s consumer industry IT hiring activity drops 4.4% in October 2021

South & Central America witnessed a 4.4% drop 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 2.38% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.45% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering a decrease of 0.08% 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 South & Central America with a share of 42.86% in October 2021, a 3.85% rise over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 31.75% in October 2021, marking an 81.82% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 9.52% in October 2021, a 25% drop from September 2021.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 9.52% in October 2021, a 33.33% decline over the previous month.

Top five consumer companies in South & Central 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 32.26% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s consumer industry during October 2021 over previous month.

BRF posted 18 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered an increase of 12.5% over the previous month, followed by JBS with 7 jobs and a 250% growth. The Procter & Gamble with 7 IT jobs and Nestle with 5 jobs, recorded a 22.22% drop and a 66.67% rise, respectively, while Alpargatas recorded a 300% increase with 4 job postings during October 2021.

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

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s consumer industry IT hiring activity with a 63.49% share in October 2021, a 14.29% increase over September 2021. Costa Rica featured next with a 12.7% share, flat growth over the previous month. Argentina recorded a 4.76% share, a flat growth compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 74.6%, up by 30.56% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 12.7% share, registered a growth of 60% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 12.7% share, down 46.67% over September 2021.

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