Asia-Pacific witnessed a 6.6% drop in IT hiring activity in the mining industry in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

April 2022 has seen a decrease of 6.38% in the overall hiring activity when compared with March 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.22% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in April 2022, registering an increase of 0.43% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in April 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 45.33% in April 2022, a 24.44% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 18.67% in April 2022, marking a 12.5% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 18.67% in April 2022, a 44% drop from March 2022.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 9.33% in April 2022, a 12.5% decline over the previous month.

Top five mining companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 4.35% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s mining industry during April 2022 over previous month.

Hill & Smith posted 12 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered an increase of 20% over the previous month, followed by Evolution Mining with 10 jobs and a 9.09% drop. Gold Fields with 8 IT jobs and Rio Tinto with 8 jobs, recorded a 14.29% rise and a 33.33% rise, respectively, while BHP recorded a 50% decline with 6 job postings during April 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s mining industry

Australia commanded a leading presence in the region’s mining industry IT hiring activity with a 58.67% share in April 2022, a 34.33% decrease over March 2022. India featured next with an 18.67% share, up 27.27% over the previous month. New Zealand recorded a 16% share, a growth of 20% compared with March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 62.67%, down by 24.19% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 32% share, registered a growth of 4.35% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 5.33% share, down 69.23% over March 2022.