North America witnessed a 10.3% drop in IT hiring activity in the mining industry in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2022 has seen a decrease of 8.57% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.25% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2022, registering a decrease of 0.1% over the last three-month average share.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations leads by classification in November 2022

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 40.23% in November 2022, a 36.36% drop over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 20.69% in November 2022, marking a 48.57% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 13.79% in November 2022, a 7.69% drop from October 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 12.64% in November 2022, a 35.29% decline over the previous month.

Top five mining companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 10.26% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s mining industry during November 2022 over previous month.

Equinox Gold posted 14 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered an increase of 133.33% over the previous month, followed by Freeport-McMoRan with 11 jobs and a flat growth. Vale with 7 IT jobs and American Iron & Metal Co with 6 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 100% rise, respectively, while Teck Resources recorded a 58.33% decline with 5 job postings during November 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s mining industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s mining industry IT hiring activity with a 57.47% share in November 2022, a 50% decrease over October 2022. Canada featured next with a 40.23% share, down 22.22% over the previous month. France recorded a 2.3% share, a drop of 33.33% compared with October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 50.57%, down by 42.11% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 25.29% share, registered a decline of 55.1% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 24.14% share, down 8.7% over October 2022.