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August 29, 2021updated 03 Sep 2021 10:48am

Canada oil & gas industry IT recruitment activity rises 20.1% in July 2021

By Srinivas Mangipudi

Canada oil & gas industry registered a 20.1% rise in IT hiring activity in July 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 0.99% in July 2021 compared with June 2021.

Out of the oil & gas industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 5.87% share in July 2021, recording an increase of 0.88% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada oil & gas industry’s IT recruitment activity in July 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.94% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada oil & gas industry in July 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 48.94% in July 2021, a 100% growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 27.66% share, an increase of 116.67% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 10.64%, registering a 25% rise from June 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 6.38%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in Canada IT recruitment activity in July 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 383.33% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada oil & gas industry during July 2021 over June 2021.

Exxon Mobil posted 21 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a rise of 2000% over the previous month, followed by Suncor Energy with 14 jobs and a 100% growth. TC Energy with 11 IT jobs and John Wood Group with 7 jobs, recorded a 1000% growth and a 133.33% increase, respectively, while Worley recorded a flat growth with 5 job postings during July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.7%, up by 61.11% from June 2021. Mid Level positions with a 29.79% share, a growth of 47.37% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 8.51% share, up 60% over June 2021.

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