Asia-Pacific witnessed a 1.4% rise in IT hiring activity in the mining industry in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2022 has seen an increase of 2.3% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.17% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2022, registering an increase of 0% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 37.68% in August 2022, a 23.81% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 26.09% in August 2022, marking a 10% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 20.29% in August 2022, a 75% rise from July 2022.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 7.25% in August 2022, a 400% rise over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 457.14% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s mining industry during August 2022 over previous month.

Fortescue Metals Group posted 10 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered an increase of 66.67% over the previous month, followed by PT Golden Energy Mines with 9 jobs and a flat growth. Newcrest Mining with 7 IT jobs and Evolution Mining with 7 jobs, recorded a 600% rise and a flat growth, respectively, while BlueScope Steel recorded a flat growth with 6 job postings during August 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 63.77% share in August 2022, a 41.94% increase over July 2022. Indonesia featured next with a 15.94% share, flat growth over the previous month. New Zealand recorded a 7.25% share, a flat growth compared with July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 86.96%, up by 87.5% from July 2022. Mid Level positions with a 13.04% share, registered a decline of 55% compared with the previous month.