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April 21, 2022

UK construction industry IT recruitment activity rises 4.1% in March 2022

By Carmen

The UK’s construction industry registered a 4.1% rise in IT hiring activity in March 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 1.46% in March 2022 when compared with February 2022.

Out of the construction industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 6% share in March 2022, recording an increase of 0.19% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s construction industry’s IT recruitment activity in March 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 93.54% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s construction industry in March 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 47.37% in March 2022, registering a 2.46% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 16.03% share, an increase of 1.52% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 16.03%, registering a 26.42% rise from February 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 7.18%, down 3.23% over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in March 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 37.38% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s construction industry during March 2022 over February 2022.

Mott MacDonald Group posted 37 IT jobs in March 2022 and registered a rise of 60.87% over the previous month, followed by Danfoss with 31 jobs and a 6.06% drop. Babcock International Group with 30 IT jobs and Kier Group with 27 jobs, recorded a 7.14% growth and a 92.86% growth, respectively, while Vinci recorded an increase of 144.44% with 22 job postings during March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in March 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 71.77%, up by 8.7% from February 2022. Mid Level positions with a 15.79% share, registered a decline of 9.59% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 10.29% share, flat growth over February 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 2.15%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.

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