South & Central America witnessed a 9.2% drop in IT hiring activity in the oil & gas industry in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

April 2022 has seen a decrease of 5.62% in the overall hiring activity when compared with March 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 19.31% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in April 2022, registering an increase of 0.54% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in April 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 50.47% in April 2022, a 5.7% drop over the previous month. Computer Support Specialists came in next, claiming a share of 17.61% in April 2022, marking a 17.19% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 16.9% in April 2022, a 10% drop from March 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 10.33% in April 2022, a 7.32% rise over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 0.97% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s oil & gas industry during April 2022 over previous month.

Ecopetrol posted 330 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a decline of 5.98% over the previous month, followed by Exxon Mobil with 62 jobs and a 19.23% growth. World Fuel Services with 8 IT jobs and Koch Industries with 4 jobs, recorded a 14.29% rise and a flat growth, respectively, while Schlumberger recorded a 100% increase with 4 job postings during April 2022.

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

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s oil & gas industry IT hiring activity with a 94.37% share in April 2022, a 1.47% decrease over March 2022. Costa Rica featured next with a 1.88% share, up 14.29% over the previous month. Colombia recorded a 1.64% share, a growth of 600% compared with March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 78.17%, down by 0.3% from March 2022. Entry Level positions with a 15.96% share, registered a flat growth compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 5.87% share, down 19.35% over March 2022.