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September 1, 2021updated 08 Oct 2021 11:21am

North America’s oil & gas industry IT hiring activity rises 3.4% in August 2021

By Srinivas Mangipudi

North America witnessed a 3.4% rise in IT hiring activity in the oil & gas industry in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

August 2021 has seen an increase of 0.94% in the overall hiring activity when compared with July 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.49% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in August 2021, registering an increase of 0.22% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 47.47% in August 2021, a 7.27% drop over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 13.24% in August 2021, marking a 5.32% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 13.1% in August 2021, a 12.82% rise from July 2021.

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Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 12.2% in August 2021, a 9.33% rise over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in North America’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 14.83% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s oil & gas industry during August 2021 over previous month.

Exxon Mobil posted 51 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a decline of 37.04% over the previous month, followed by TotalEnergies with 35 jobs and a 40% growth. Marathon Petroleum with 34 IT jobs and PPG Industries with 33 jobs, recorded an 8.11% drop and a 26.67% drop, respectively, while Baker Hughes Holdings recorded a 19.05% increase with 25 job postings during August 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s oil & gas industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s oil & gas industry IT hiring activity with an 88.54% share in August 2021, an 8.18% increase over July 2021. Canada featured next with an 8.04% share, down 22.86% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 3.42% share, a drop of 41.03% compared with July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.46%, flat growth from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 28.57% share, registered a growth of 11.63% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 9.97% share, down 2.9% over July 2021.

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