The global oil & gas industry noticed a 14.1% drop in IT hiring activity in November 2022 over the previous month, led by Fugro’s 5.42% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The oil & gas industry’s overall hiring activity declined 12.84% when compared with October 2022.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 4.95% share of the global oil & gas industry’s hiring activity in November 2022, down 0.12% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of November 2022 were 16.61% lower when compared with the previous month.

The decrease was a result of 36.62% higher job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive oil & gas IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 35.85% emerged as the top IT occupation in the oil & gas hiring activity in November 2022, a 43.14% decline over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 26.49% in November 2022, down 35.19% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Computer and Information Analysts with an 18.24% share in November 2022, a decline of 32.36% over the previous month, and Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 10.38% share in November 2022 and a drop of 33.33% over October 2022.

Top five oil & gas companies by recruitment activity in November 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 22.27% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global oil & gas industry during November 2022 over October 2022.

Fugro posted 69 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by PI Industries with 57 jobs and a 13.64% decline. Baker Hughes with 57 IT jobs and BASF with 49 jobs, recorded a 28.75% decline and a 32.43% rise, respectively, while Yara International recorded a 4.35% rise with 48 job postings during November 2022.

Regional composition of IT hiring in oil & gas industry

North America emerged as the leading region in the global oil & gas IT hiring activity in November 2022 with a 44.34% share, which marked a 37.54% drop over the previous month.

Asia-Pacific stood next with 24.37%, registering a 53.17% month-on-month decline. Europe was the third leading region with a 23.27% share and a 21.69% drop over October 2022.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 4.72% and a month-on-month rise of 25%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 3.3%, registering a 2.44% increase over the previous month.