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October 16, 2021updated 01 Nov 2021 10:55am

Middle East & Africa’s power industry IT hiring activity drops 5.3% in September 2021

By Srinivas Mangipudi

Middle East & Africa witnessed a 5.3% drop in IT hiring activity in the power industry in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2021 has seen a decrease of 3.27% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2021.

IT jobs accounted for an 11.08% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2021, registering a decrease of 0.16% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Middle East & Africa with a share of 76.92% in September 2021, a 233.33% rise over the previous month. Computer Support Specialists came in next, claiming a share of 7.69% in September 2021, marking a flat month-on-month increase. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 7.69% in September 2021, a flat growth from August 2021.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 7.69% in September 2021, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five power companies in Middle East & Africa’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 85.71% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Middle East & Africa’s power industry during September 2021 over previous month.

Siemens posted 8 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered an increase of 300% over the previous month, followed by Schneider Electric with 2 jobs and a flat growth. Scatec with 1 IT job and Woolpert with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Companhia de Transmissao de Energia Eletrica Paulista recorded a 75% decline with 1 job postings during September 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 30.77% share in September 2021, a 33.33% decrease over August 2021. Algeria featured next with a 15.38% share, flat growth over the previous month. Namibia recorded a 15.38% share, a flat growth compared with August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.54%, flat growth from August 2021. Mid Level positions with a 30.77% share, registered a growth of 300% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 7.69% share, flat growth over August 2021.

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