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April 28, 2022updated 06 May 2022 1:39pm

IT hiring in global mining industry drops 4.7% in March 2022

By Carmen

The global mining industry noticed a 4.7% drop in IT hiring activity in March 2022 over the previous month, led by ThyssenKrupp ’s 8.91% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The mining industry’s overall hiring activity increased 0.59% when compared with February 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 4.03% share of the global mining industry’s hiring activity in March 2022, down 0.17% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of March 2022 were 1.41% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 3.49% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive mining IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 47.08% emerged as the top IT occupation in the mining hiring activity in March 2022, a 13.78% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 18.66% in March 2022, down 11.84% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 15.04% share in March 2022, a decline of 10% over the previous month, and Computer Support Specialists with an 11.98% share in March 2022 and a drop of 2.27% over February 2022.

Top five mining companies by recruitment activity in March 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 25.49% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global mining industry during March 2022 over February 2022.

ThyssenKrupp posted 32 IT jobs in March 2022 and registered a rise of 45.45% over the previous month, followed by Anglo American with 32 jobs and a 33.33% decline. Freeport-McMoRan with 26 IT jobs and Rio Tinto with 20 jobs, recorded an 188.89% growth and a 33.33% rise, respectively, while RTI International Metals recorded a 125% rise with 18 job postings during March 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in mining industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global mining IT hiring activity in March 2022 with a 47.08% share, which marked a 17.36% rise over the previous month.

Asia-Pacific stood next with 25.35%, registering a 14.15% month-on-month decline. Europe was the third leading region with a 20.06% share and a 52.32% drop over February 2022.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 5.57% and a month-on-month rise of 33.33%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 1.95%, registering a 46.15% decrease over the previous month.

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