The US oil & gas industry registered a 4.9% 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 3.13% in July 2021 compared with June 2021.

Out of the oil & gas industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.95% share in July 2021, recording an increase of 0.06% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 95.79% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US oil & gas industry in July 2021.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 50.7% in July 2021, a 5.42% growth over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 13.03% share, an increase of 38.3% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 13.03%, registering a 14.04% rise from June 2021.

4) Database and Network Administrators and Architects captured a share of 12.22%, up 22% over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in the US 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 13.77% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US oil & gas industry during July 2021 over June 2021.

Exxon Mobil posted 54 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a rise of 980% over the previous month, followed by Marathon Petroleum with 37 jobs and a 45.59% drop. TotalEnergies with 25 IT jobs and RigNet with 22 jobs, recorded a 10.71% drop and a 46.67% increase, respectively, while Baker Hughes Holdings recorded a 13.64% decline with 19 job postings during July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 62.32%, down by 0.96% from June 2021. Mid Level positions with a 27.05% share, a growth of 37.76% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 9.62% share, down 30.43% over June 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.