The US’s mining industry registered a 4.5% drop in IT hiring activity in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 0.64% in May 2022 when compared with April 2022.

Out of the mining industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 1.78% share in May 2022, recording a decrease of 0.04% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the US’s mining industry’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.25% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s mining industry in May 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 45.61% in May 2022, registering a 30% growth over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 29.82% share, a decrease of 22.73% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 10.53%, registering a 25% decline from April 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 7.02%, down 50% over the previous month.

Top five mining companies in the US’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 18.52% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s mining industry during May 2022 over April 2022.

Freeport-McMoRan posted 11 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a rise of 37.5% over the previous month, followed by RTI International Metals with 11 jobs and an 8.33% drop. Harsco with 4 IT jobs and Aditya Birla Management Corp with 4 jobs, recorded a 100% growth and a 100% growth, respectively, while Kinross Gold recorded a decline of 33.33% with 2 job postings during May 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 63.16%, down by 7.69% from April 2022. Entry Level positions with a 29.82% share, registered an increase of 21.43% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 7.02% share, down 80.95% over April 2022.