The global mining industry noticed a 5.3% drop in IT hiring activity in June 2022 over the previous month, led by Aditya Birla Management Corp’s 6.92% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The mining industry’s overall hiring activity declined 13.93% when compared with May 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 3.96% share of the global mining industry’s hiring activity in June 2022, up 0.38% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of June 2022 were 1.71% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 5.45% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects drive mining IT hiring activity

Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 31.54% emerged as the top IT occupation in the mining hiring activity in June 2022, a 28.7% decline over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in second with a share of 30.77% in June 2022, down 22.33% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer and Information Analysts with a 15% share in June 2022, a decline of 30.36% over the previous month, and Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with an 11.54% share in June 2022 and a drop of 37.5% over May 2022.

Top five mining companies by recruitment activity in June 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 16.92% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global mining industry during June 2022 over May 2022.

Aditya Birla Management Corp posted 18 IT jobs in June 2022 and registered a rise of 63.64% over the previous month, followed by Anglo American with 16 jobs and a 60% growth. Teck Coal with 15 IT jobs and RTI International Metals with 14 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Freeport-McMoRan recorded a 13.33% drop with 13 job postings during June 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in mining industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global mining IT hiring activity in June 2022 with a 51.54% share, which marked a 16.77% drop over the previous month.

Asia-Pacific stood next with 22.31%, registering a 40.82% month-on-month decline. Europe was the third leading region with a 12.31% share and a 34.69% drop over May 2022.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 9.23% and a month-on-month drop of 11.11%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 4.62%, registering a 33.33% increase over the previous month.