The UK’s construction industry registered a 15.5% drop in IT hiring activity in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring a decreased by 8.1% in August 2021 when compared with July 2021.

Out of the construction industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4% share in August 2021, recording a decrease of 0.22% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the UK’s construction industry’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 94.82% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s construction industry in August 2021.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 43.01% in August 2021, registering a 42.36% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 21.24% share, a decrease of 6.82% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 16.06%, registering a 32.61% decline from July 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 8.29%, down 33.33% over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in the UK’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 33.33% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK’s construction industry during August 2021 over July 2021.

Arup Group posted 17 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a drop of 29.17% over the previous month, followed by SNC-Lavalin Group with 15 jobs and a 36.36% growth. Ferrovial with 14 IT jobs and Costain Group with 12 jobs, recorded a 70.21% decline and a 33.33% flat growth, respectively, while Babcock International Group recorded a decline of 14.29% with 12 job postings during August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 75.65%, down by 16.57% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 12.44% share, registered a decline of 66.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 8.81% share, down 41.38% over July 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 3.11%, recording a month-on-month decline of 25%.