The global mining industry noticed a 3.0% rise in IT hiring activity in November 2021 over the previous month, led by Nucor’s 8.65% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The mining industry’s overall hiring activity increased 10.2% when compared with October 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 4.03% share of the global mining industry’s hiring activity in November 2021, down 0.05% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of November 2021 were 3.14% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 6.43% 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 49.62% emerged as the top IT occupation in the mining hiring activity in November 2021, a 15.38% growth over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in second with a share of 21.12% in November 2021, up 27.69% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a 15.01% share in November 2021, a decline of 16.9% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 6.62% share in November 2021 and a drop of 39.53% over October 2021.

Top five mining companies by recruitment activity in November 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 53.68% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global mining industry during November 2021 over October 2021.

Nucor posted 34 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a rise of 9.68% over the previous month, followed by Harsco with 32 jobs and a flat growth. ThyssenKrupp with 31 IT jobs and Polyus with 30 jobs, recorded an 18.42% decline and a 42.86% rise, respectively, while Rio Tinto recorded a 280% rise with 19 job postings during November 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in mining industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global mining IT hiring activity in November 2021 with a 47.07% share, which marked an 18.59% rise over the previous month.

Asia-Pacific stood next with 25.45%, registering a 15.25% month-on-month decline. Europe was the third leading region with a 24.68% share and a 12.79% rise over October 2021.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 1.78% and a month-on-month rise of 40%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 1.02%, registering a 66.67% decrease over the previous month.