The UK’s construction industry registered a 12.8% drop in IT hiring activity in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 11.4% in November 2022 when compared with October 2022.

Out of the construction industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 6.61% share in November 2022, recording an increase of 0.07% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s construction industry’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 97.34% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s construction industry in November 2022.

1) Database and Network Administrators and Architects recorded a share of 47.1% in November 2022, registering a 56.86% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed an 18.36% share, a decrease of 30.28% over the previous month.

3) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers held a share of 12.8%, registering a 64.19% decline from October 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 11.35%, down 44.71% over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 55.39% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s construction industry during November 2022 over October 2022.

Kier Group posted 135 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a drop of 68.16% over the previous month, followed by Arup Group with 32 jobs and a 15.79% drop. SNC-Lavalin Group with 25 IT jobs and CBRE Group with 24 jobs, recorded a 127.27% growth and a 42.86% decrease, respectively, while Bilfinger recorded an increase of 42.86% with 20 job postings during November 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 68.6%, down by 49.47% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 24.64% share, registered a decline of 52.11% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 3.86% share, down 66.67% over October 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 2.9%, recording a month-on-month decline of 60%.