Australia’s oil & gas industry registered an 8.2% drop in IT hiring activity in March 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 0.87% in March 2022 when compared with February 2022.

Out of the oil & gas industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.82% share in March 2022, recording an increase of 0.19% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Australia’s oil & gas industry’s IT recruitment activity in March 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 95.45% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s oil & gas industry in March 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 40.91% in March 2022, registering a 67.86% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 22.73% share, an increase of 25% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 13.64%, registering a flat growth from February 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 13.64%, up 200% over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in Australia’s IT recruitment activity in March 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 28% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s oil & gas industry during March 2022 over February 2022.

John Wood Group posted 5 IT jobs in March 2022 and registered a drop of 72.22% over the previous month, followed by Caltex Australia with 4 jobs and a 100% growth. Ampol with 4 IT jobs and Air Energi Group with 3 jobs, recorded a 100% growth and a 50% growth, respectively, while Baker Hughes recorded an increase of 100% with 2 job postings during March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in March 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 63.64%, up by 7.69% from February 2022. Entry Level positions with an 18.18% share, registered a decline of 71.43% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 13.64% share, down 66.67% over February 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 4.55%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.