South & Central America witnessed a 1.8% rise in IT hiring activity in the oil & gas industry in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2022 has seen a decrease of 12.31% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 4.87% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2022, registering an increase of 0.59% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 30.95% in November 2022, a flat growth over the previous month. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations came in next, claiming a share of 23.81% in November 2022, marking an 11.11% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 21.43% in November 2022, a flat growth from October 2022.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 11.9% in November 2022, a 37.5% decline over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in South & Central America’s IT 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 127.27% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s oil & gas industry during November 2022 over previous month.

Ecopetrol posted 7 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered an increase of 250% over the previous month, followed by Schlumberger with 7 jobs and a 250% growth. Worley with 5 IT jobs and World Fuel Services with 3 jobs, recorded a 25% rise and a 50% rise, respectively, while Baker Hughes recorded a 200% increase with 3 job postings during November 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 38.1% share in November 2022, a flat growth over October 2022. Colombia featured next with a 33.33% share, up 180% over the previous month. Argentina recorded a 9.52% share, a drop of 33.33% compared with October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 73.81%, down by 6.06% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 14.29% share, registered a growth of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 11.9% share, up 25% over October 2022.