The global mining industry noticed a 1.5% rise in IT hiring activity in May 2022 over the previous month, led by Teck Resources 10.1% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The mining industry’s overall hiring activity declined 1.52% when compared with April 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 2.36% share of the global mining industry’s hiring activity in May 2022, down 0.03% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of May 2022 were 3.19% higher when compared with the previous month.

The increase was a result of 9.47% lower 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 34.62% emerged as the top IT occupation in the mining hiring activity in May 2022, a 26.32% growth over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in second with a share of 29.33% in May 2022, up 8.93% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 15.87% share in May 2022, a growth of 17.86% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 13.46% share in May 2022 and a drop of 30% over April 2022.

Top five mining companies by recruitment activity in May 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 72.73% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global mining industry during May 2022 over April 2022.

Teck Resources posted 21 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a rise of 162.5% over the previous month, followed by Gold Fields with 15 jobs and an 87.5% growth. Teck Coal with 15 IT jobs and Rio Tinto with 14 jobs, recorded a 7.14% growth and a 133.33% rise, respectively, while Freeport-McMoRan recorded a 37.5% rise with 11 job postings during May 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in mining industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global mining IT hiring activity in May 2022 with a 52.88% share, which marked a 4.35% drop over the previous month.

Asia-Pacific stood next with 32.69%, registering a 54.55% month-on-month growth. Europe was the third leading region with a 9.13% share and a 44.12% drop over April 2022.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 4.81% and a month-on-month drop of 33.33%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.48%, registering a 75% decrease over the previous month.