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May 25, 2021

South & Central America’s power industry IT hiring activity declines 5.1% in April 2021

By Sukalpa Dey

South & Central America witnessed a 5.1% decline in IT hiring activity in the power industry in April 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

April 2021 has seen an decrease of 14.28% in the overall hiring activity when compared with March 2021.

IT jobs accounted for an 11.48% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in April 2021, registering decrease of 0.61% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 44.69% in April 2021, a flat growth over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 24.64% in April 2021, marking a 5.15% month-on-month an increase. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 15.22% in April 2021, a 19.23% drop from March 2021.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 11.11% in April 2021, a 29.23% decline over the previous month.

Top five power companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in April 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 5.58% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s power industry during April 2021 over previous month.

Companhia de Transmissao de Energia Eletrica Paulista posted 325 IT jobs in April 2021 and registered a an increase of 2.2% over the previous month, followed by Luz Del Sur SAA with 33 jobs and a 52.17% drop. Enel with 22 IT jobs and Energisa with 15 jobs, recorded a 12% decline and a 25% increase, respectively, while Iberdrola recorded an 83.33% an increase with 11 job postings during April 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s power industry

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s power industry IT hiring activity with an 87.2% share in April 2021, a 6.8% rise over March 2021. Peru featured next with a 6.28% share, down 62.32% over the previous month. Argentina recorded a 1.69% share, a drop of 36.36% compared with March 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 77.78%, down by 6.12% from March 2021. Entry Level positions with a 17.39% share, a growth of 7.46% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 4.83% share, down 42.86% over March 2021.

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