The US’s mining industry registered a 1.0% rise in IT hiring activity in March 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 1.82% in March 2022 when compared with February 2022.

Out of the mining industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.15% share in March 2022, recording a decrease of 0.01% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 102.63% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s mining industry in March 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 47.37% in March 2022, registering a 3.57% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed an 18.42% share, an increase of 75% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 12.28%, registering a 22.22% decline from February 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 12.28%, up 27.27% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 41.18% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s mining industry during March 2022 over February 2022.

Freeport-McMoRan posted 26 IT jobs in March 2022 and registered a rise of 188.89% over the previous month, followed by RTI International Metals with 18 jobs and a 125% growth. Nucor with 12 IT jobs and Harsco with 10 jobs, recorded a 25% decline and a 400% growth, respectively, while Aditya Birla Management Corp recorded a decline of 62.5% with 6 job postings during March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in March 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 56.14%, down by 11.11% from February 2022. Entry Level positions with a 21.93% share, registered an increase of 47.06% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 21.05% share, down 20% over February 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.88%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.