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January 7, 2022updated 03 Feb 2022 11:00am

Australia’s power industry IT recruitment activity drops 27.9% in December 2021

By Srinivas Mangipudi

Australia’s power industry registered a 27.9% drop in IT hiring activity in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 19.1% in December 2021 when compared with November 2021.

Out of the power industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 17.81% share in December 2021, recording an increase of 2.1% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Australia’s power industry’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s power industry in December 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 78.26% in December 2021, registering a 57.65% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 13.04% share, an increase of 50% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 4.35%, registering a 71.43% decline from November 2021.

4) Computer and Information Research Scientists captured a share of 2.17%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five power companies in Australia’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 53.33% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s power industry during December 2021 over November 2021.

Snowy Hydro posted 21 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a drop of 65.57% over the previous month, followed by Origin Energy with 5 jobs and a flat growth. AGL Energy with 4 IT jobs and Siemens with 3 jobs, recorded a 33.33% growth and a 200% growth, respectively, while Iberdrola recorded a decline of 60% with 2 job postings during December 2021.

Entry Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Entry Level jobs held a share of 52.17%, down by 38.46% from November 2021. Junior Level positions with a 30.43% share, registered a decline of 72% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 17.39% share, down 55.56% over November 2021.

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