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September 2, 2021updated 11 Oct 2021 11:15am

IT hiring in global power industry rises 4.3% in August 2021

By Srinivas Mangipudi

The global power industry noticed a 4.3% rise in IT hiring activity in August 2021 over the previous month, led by Siemens 17.11% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The power industry’s overall hiring activity increased 2.61% when compared with July 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 9.81% share of the global power industry’s hiring activity in August 2021, up 0.26% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of August 2021 were 4.32% higher when compared with the previous month.

The increase was a result of 11.47% lower job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive power IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 50.57% emerged as the top IT occupation in the power hiring activity in August 2021, a 0.52% decline over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in second with a share of 14.62% in August 2021, up 8.38% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer and Information Analysts with an 11.38% share in August 2021, a decline of 9.04% over the previous month, and Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a 10.96% share in August 2021 and a drop of 7.03% over July 2021.

Top five power companies by recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 3.57% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global power industry during August 2021 over July 2021.

Siemens posted 454 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a drop of 15.61% over the previous month, followed by Companhia de Transmissao de Energia Eletrica Paulista with 331 jobs and a 10.78% decline. NextEra Energy with 142 IT jobs and Schneider Electric with 132 jobs, recorded a 37.86% growth and a 22.22% rise, respectively, while Umicore recorded a 34.55% rise with 74 job postings during August 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in power industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global power IT hiring activity in August 2021 with a 49.4% share, which marked a 10.45% rise over the previous month.

Europe stood next with 24.76%, registering a 4.45% month-on-month growth. Asia-Pacific was the third leading region with a 16.35% share and a 3.34% drop over July 2021.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 8.82% and a month-on-month drop of 33.52%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.38%, registering a 69.7% decrease over the previous month.

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