The global construction industry experienced a 17% drop in new job postings related to future of work in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 25% decrease versus Q2 2022. GlobalData’s Future of Work – Thematic Research report explains how the theme future of work is impacting the workforce across different sectors, it presents key technology, macroeconomic and regulatory trends, market size and growth forecasts for technologies that will play a key role in the theme. Buy the report here.

Notably, Architecture and Engineering Occupations jobs accounted for an 18% share of the global construction industry’s future of work-related total new job postings in Q2 2023, down 26% over the prior quarter.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations drive future of work-related hiring activity

Architecture and Engineering Occupations, with a share of 18%, emerged as the top future of work-related job roles within the construction industry in Q2 2023, with new job postings drop by 26% quarter-on-quarter. Computer and Mathematical Occupations came in second with a share of 9% in Q2 2023, with new job postings dropping by 23% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent future of work roles include Management Occupations with a 9% share in Q2 2023, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations with a 8% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in construction industry accounted for 25% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q2 2023 were CDM Smith, Honeywell International, Jones Lang LaSalle, KION Group, and ABB. Together they accounted for a combined share of 25% of all future of work-related new jobs in the construction industry.

CDM Smith posted 2,127 future of work-related new jobs in Q2 2023, Honeywell International 1,807 jobs, Jones Lang LaSalle 1,550 jobs, KION Group 1,244 jobs, and ABB 1,155 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 68.22% share of total new job postings, Q2 2023

The largest share of future of work-related new job postings in the construction industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 68.22% followed by India (6.28%) and the UK (3.79%). The share represented by the US was 0 percentage points lower than the 68.68% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 24 July 2023

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