Australia’s mining industry registered a 2.9% rise in IT hiring activity in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 6.17% in October 2021 when compared with September 2021.

Out of the mining industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.3% share in October 2021, recording a decrease of 0.13% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Australia’s mining industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 97.44% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s mining industry in October 2021.

1) Database and Network Administrators and Architects recorded a share of 29.49% in October 2021, registering a flat growth over the previous month.

2) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers claimed a 23.08% share, a decrease of 47.06% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 19.23%, registering a flat growth from September 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 12.82%, down 37.5% over the previous month.

Top five mining companies in Australia’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 26.67% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s mining industry during October 2021 over September 2021.

Gold Fields posted 12 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a drop of 50% over the previous month, followed by AngloGold Ashanti with 9 jobs and a 10% drop. BHP with 8 IT jobs and Fortescue Metals Group with 8 jobs, recorded a 20% decline and a 33.33% growth, respectively, while Newcrest Mining recorded a decline of 30% with 7 job postings during October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 73.08%, down by 14.93% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 17.95% share, registered a decline of 26.32% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 8.97% share, down 30% over September 2021.