Australia’s construction industry registered a 5.7% drop in IT hiring activity in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 1.12% in May 2022 when compared with April 2022.

Out of the construction industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.43% share in May 2022, recording a decrease of 0.23% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Australia’s construction industry’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.15% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s construction industry in May 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 48.08% in May 2022, registering an 18.03% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 23.08% share, a decrease of 14.29% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 9.62%, registering a 37.5% decline from April 2022.

4) Computer and Information Research Scientists captured a share of 8.65%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in Australia’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 38.64% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s construction industry during May 2022 over April 2022.

Komatsu posted 27 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a rise of 42.11% over the previous month, followed by The GPT Group with 16 jobs and a 14.29% growth. Aurecon Group with 6 IT jobs and Willow Technology Corporation with 6 jobs, recorded a 50% growth and a 50% growth, respectively, while KBR recorded an increase of 100% with 6 job postings during May 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 63.46%, down by 33.33% from April 2022. Entry Level positions with a 29.81% share, registered an increase of 34.78% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 6.73% share, up 75% over April 2022.