Canada’s oil & gas industry registered a 2.0% drop in IT hiring activity in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 0.48% in May 2022 when compared with April 2022.

Out of the oil & gas industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.47% share in May 2022, recording an increase of 0.17% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada’s oil & gas industry’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s oil & gas industry in May 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 41.67% in May 2022, registering a 15.38% growth over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 22.22% share, a decrease of 27.27% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 19.44%, registering a 40% rise from April 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 11.11%, down 50% over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 62.5% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s oil & gas industry during May 2022 over April 2022.

Worley posted 3 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a drop of 25% over the previous month, followed by Vista Projects with 3 jobs and a flat growth. AltaGas with 3 IT jobs and Coldbore Technology with 2 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 33.33% decrease, respectively, while Gibson Energy recorded an increase of 100% with 2 job postings during May 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 69.44%, down by 7.41% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 22.22% share, registered a decline of 38.46% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 5.56% share, up 100% over April 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 2.78%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.