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May 30, 2022

North America’s power industry IT hiring activity rises 3.6% in April 2022

By Carmen

North America witnessed a 3.6% rise in IT hiring activity in the power industry in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

April 2022 has seen a decrease of 2.98% in the overall hiring activity when compared with March 2022.

IT jobs accounted for an 8.35% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in April 2022, registering an increase of 0.42% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in April 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 49.27% in April 2022, a 1.59% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 17.09% in April 2022, marking a 22.81% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 12.58% in April 2022, a flat growth from March 2022.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 12.52% in April 2022, a 21.46% decline over the previous month.

Top five power companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 57.18% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s power industry during April 2022 over previous month.

NextEra Energy posted 248 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered an increase of 82.35% over the previous month, followed by Duquesne Light with 159 jobs and a flat growth. Siemens with 110 IT jobs and Schneider Electric with 52 jobs, recorded a 19.12% drop and a 38.1% drop, respectively, while Southern recorded a 29.41% increase with 44 job postings during April 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s power industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s power industry IT hiring activity with a 96.34% share in April 2022, a 2.23% decrease over March 2022. Canada featured next with a 2.75% share, up 18.42% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 0.73% share, a flat growth compared with March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 51.95%, up by 1.31% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 29.79% share, registered a decline of 9.96% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 17.46% share, up 4% over March 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.79%, recording a month-on-month growth of 30%.

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