North America witnessed a 17.9% rise in IT hiring activity in the construction industry in February 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

February 2021 has seen a increase of 3.5% in the overall hiring activity when compared with January 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.85% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in February 2021, registering increase of 0.59% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in February 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 41.84% in February 2021, a 23.77% growth over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 19.39% in February 2021, marking a 20.62% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 15.16% in February 2021, a 29.79% growth from January 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 10.85% in February 2021, a 22.02% decline over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in February 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 71.64% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s construction industry during February 2021 over previous month.

Black & Veatch posted 160 IT jobs in February 2021 and registered a increase of 7900% over the previous month, followed by Peter Brett Associates with 111 jobs and a flat growth. Stantec with 88 IT jobs and Zillow Group with 53 jobs, recorded a 7.32% growth and a 1.92% increase, respectively, while Jones Lang LaSalle recorded a 128.57% increase with 48 job postings during February 2021.

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

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s construction industry IT hiring activity with an 83.6% share in February 2021, a 15.71% rise over January 2021. Canada featured next with a 15.99% share, up 4.32% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.41% share, a growth of 0% compared with January 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in February 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.23%, up by 9% from January 2021. Mid Level positions with a 24.77% share, a growth of 15% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 9.2% share, down 4.31% over January 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 4.81%, recording a month-on-month growth of 625%.