The global mining industry noticed a 5.2% rise in IT hiring activity in June 2021 over the previous month, led by Polyus’s 9.51% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.
The mining industry’s overall hiring activity declined 1.97% when compared with May 2021.
Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 3.44% share of the global mining industry’s hiring activity in June 2021, up 0.29% over the last three-month average share.
According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of June 2021 were 3.79% higher compared with the previous month.
The increase was a result of 5.14% lower job postings as compared to job closures during the month.
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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive mining IT hiring activity
Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 41.85% emerged as the top IT occupation in the mining hiring activity in June 2021, a 9.22% an increase over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 17.39% in June 2021, up 36.17% over the previous month.
The other prominent IT roles include Computer Support Specialists with a 14.4% share in June 2021, an increase of 140.91% over the previous month, and Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 12.5% share in June 2021 and drop of 23.33% over May 2021.
Top five mining companies by recruitment activity in June 2021
The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average an increase of 92% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global mining industry during June 2021 over May 2021.
Polyus posted 35 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a rise of 218.18% over the previous month, followed by Glencore with 32 jobs and an 88.24% rise. Gold Fields with 31 IT jobs and ThyssenKrupp with 24 jobs, recorded a 121.43% an increase and a 27.27% drop, respectively, while Hill & Smith recorded a flat growth with 22 job postings during June 2021.
Regional composition of IT hiring in mining industry
Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global mining IT hiring activity in June 2021 with a 36.96% share, which marked a 97.1% growth over the previous month.
North America stood next with 29.62%, registering a 6.84% month-on-month decline.Europe was the third leading region with a 26.36% share and a 7.78% rise over May 2021.
In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 3.53% and a month-on-month drop of 40.91%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 3.53%, registering a 160% an increase over the previous month.