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September 2, 2021updated 11 Oct 2021 11:06am

Middle East & Africa’s power industry IT hiring activity drops 12.8% in August 2021

By Srinivas Mangipudi

Middle East & Africa witnessed a 12.8% drop in IT hiring activity in the power industry in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2021 has seen a decrease of 10.09% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for an 11.85% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering an increase of 0.82% over the last three-month average share.

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations leads by classification in August 2021

Computer and Information Analysts Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 40% in August 2021, a flat growth over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 30% in August 2021, marking an 87.5% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 10% in August 2021, a 50% drop from July 2021.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 10% in August 2021, a 75% decline over the previous month.

Top five power companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT 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 50% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s power industry during August 2021 over previous month.

Companhia de Transmissao de Energia Eletrica Paulista posted 4 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered an increase of 100% over the previous month, followed by Vestas Wind Systems with 2 jobs and a flat growth. Siemens with 2 IT jobs and The ERM Group with 1 jobs, recorded an 83.33% drop and a 66.67% drop, respectively, while Woolpert recorded a flat growth with 1 job postings during August 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Middle East & Africa’s power industry

South Africa commanded a leading presence in the region’s power industry IT hiring activity with a 60% share in August 2021, a 33.33% decrease over July 2021. Egypt featured next with a 30% share, down 50% over the previous month. Sudan recorded a 10% share, a flat growth compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 80%, down by 66.67% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 10% share, registered a decline of 75% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Senior job ads with a 10% share, down 66.67% over July 2021.

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