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August 8, 2021updated 01 Sep 2021 12:21pm

UK oil & gas industry IT recruitment activity rises 6.5% in July 2021

By Srinivas Mangipudi

The UK oil & gas industry registered a 6.5% 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 8.78% in July 2021 compared with June 2021.

Out of the oil & gas industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 6.46% share in July 2021, recording an increase of 0.01% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 93.1% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK oil & gas industry in July 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 50% in July 2021, a 9.38% drop over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 17.24% share, an increase of 42.86% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 10.34%, registering a 14.29% decline from June 2021.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 8.62%, down 64.29% over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in the UK 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 decline of 20% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the UK oil & gas industry during July 2021 over June 2021.

LyondellBasell Industries posted 9 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a drop of 25% over the previous month, followed by BP with 8 jobs and a 55.56% drop. Johnson Matthey with 5 IT jobs and Schlumberger with 5 jobs, recorded a 150% growth and a flat growth, respectively, while John Wood Group recorded a 37.5% decline with 5 job postings during July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60.34%, flat growth from June 2021. Mid Level positions with a 31.03% share, a decline of 25% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 5.17% share, down 57.14% over June 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 3.45%, recording a month-on-month increase of 100%.

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