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September 3, 2021updated 12 Oct 2021 10:13am

France’s technology industry IT recruitment activity drops 6.0% in August 2021

France’s technology industry registered a 6.0% drop in IT hiring activity in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 9.78% in August 2021 when compared with July 2021.

Out of the technology industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 24.61% share in August 2021, recording an increase of 0.82% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in France’s technology industry’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.28% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of France’s technology industry in August 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 78.31% in August 2021, registering a 17.65% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 7.6% share, a decrease of 24.39% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 7.35%, registering a 22.08% decline from July 2021.

4) Computer and Information Research Scientists captured a share of 2.82%, up 21.05% over the previous month.

Top five technology companies in France’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 4.58% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of France’s technology industry during August 2021 over July 2021.

Capgemini posted 307 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a drop of 17.47% over the previous month, followed by Atos with 126 jobs and a 36.96% growth. Ubisoft Entertainment with 72 IT jobs and Orange with 19 jobs, recorded a 2.86% flat growth and a 9.52% decrease, respectively, while Cegedim recorded an increase of 38.46% with 18 job postings during August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 79.9%, down by 11.29% from July 2021. Mid Level positions with a 12.01% share, registered a decline of 41.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 7.48% share, down 29.07% over July 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.61%, recording a month-on-month increase of 66.67%.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

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GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

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