North America witnessed a 4.5% drop in IT hiring activity in the oil & gas industry in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2022 has seen a decrease of 4.38% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.03% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2022, registering an increase of 0.03% over the last three-month average share.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations leads by classification in October 2022

Database and Network Administrators and Architects Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 29.57% in October 2022, a 14.6% rise over the previous month. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in next, claiming a share of 27.4% in October 2022, marking a 30.03% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 21.69% in October 2022, a 20.5% drop from September 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 9.82% in October 2022, a 44.87% decline over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 26.07% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s oil & gas industry during October 2022 over previous month.

Nutrien posted 71 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a decline of 1.39% over the previous month, followed by ShawCor with 68 jobs and an 119.35% growth. Koch Industries with 46 IT jobs and Air Products and Chemicals with 42 jobs, recorded a 74.3% drop and a 10.53% rise, respectively, while Halliburton recorded a 6.9% increase with 31 job postings during October 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s oil & gas industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s oil & gas industry IT hiring activity with an 88.24% share in October 2022, a 22.31% decrease over September 2022. Canada featured next with a 9.82% share, up 1.18% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 1.94% share, a growth of 6.25% compared with September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 63.13%, down by 21.34% from September 2022. Mid Level positions with a 25.8% share, registered a decline of 3.42% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 10.73% share, down 39.74% over September 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.34%, recording a month-on-month growth of 50%.