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North America witnessed a 4.4% rise in IT hiring activity in the construction industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen an increase of 2.92% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.76% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering an increase of 0.03% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 47.13% in October 2021, a 13.59% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 23.59% in October 2021, marking a 95.82% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 9.82% in October 2021, a 17.03% rise from September 2021.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 8.6% in October 2021, an 18.55% decline over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 12.29% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s construction industry during October 2021 over previous month.

Black & Veatch posted 602 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered an increase of 91.11% over the previous month, followed by Johnson Controls International with 216 jobs and a 3.57% drop. Honeywell International with 190 IT jobs and Komatsu with 170 jobs, recorded a 36.88% drop and a 4.29% rise, respectively, while General Electric recorded a 14.51% decline with 165 job postings during October 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 a 92.72% share in October 2021, a 3.21% increase over September 2021. Canada featured next with a 4.47% share, down 15.5% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 2.81% share, a growth of 41.33% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 53.03%, up by 0.5% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 24.36% share, registered a decline of 16.29% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 11.41% share, down 15.66% over September 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 11.2%, recording a month-on-month growth of 550.77%.