Asia-Pacific witnessed a 7.1% drop in IT hiring activity in the construction industry in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2021 has seen a decrease of 3.46% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 3.35% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2021, registering an increase of 0.02% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 53.46% in September 2021, a 1.85% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 19.25% in September 2021, marking a 17.74% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 16.86% in September 2021, a 14.1% drop from August 2021.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 5.79% in September 2021, a 25.81% decline over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 8.95% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s construction industry during September 2021 over previous month.

China Merchants Property Operation & Service posted 190 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a decline of 31.65% over the previous month, followed by The GPT Group with 118 jobs and an 118.52% growth. Manulife US Real Estate Investment Trust with 78 IT jobs and Jones Lang LaSalle with 53 jobs, recorded a 33.33% drop and a 20.45% rise, respectively, while Sunway recorded a 21.88% increase with 39 job postings during September 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s construction industry

Australia commanded a leading presence in the region’s construction industry IT hiring activity with a 31.7% share in September 2021, a 9.09% increase over August 2021. China featured next with a 26.92% share, down 26.71% over the previous month. India recorded a 13.46% share, a drop of 18.94% compared with August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 69.43%, down by 17.61% from August 2021. Mid Level positions with a 16.86% share, registered a growth of 6.35% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 13.58% share, up 24.14% over August 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.13%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.