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August 30, 2021updated 31 Aug 2021 11:56am

IT hiring in global technology industry rises 5.1% in July 2021

The global technology industry noticed a 5.1% rise in IT hiring activity in July 2021 over the previous month, led by Accenture’s 17.96% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The technology industry’s overall hiring activity increased 2% when compared with June 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 31.64% share of the global technology industry’s hiring activity in July 2021, up 1.93% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of July 2021 were 0.95% higher compared with the previous month.

The increase was a result of 1.99% lower job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive technology IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 76.21% emerged as the top IT occupation in the technology hiring activity in July 2021, a 0.75% increase over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 9.08% in July 2021, down 8.4% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 5.67% share in July 2021, decline of 7.04% over the previous month, and Computer Support Specialists with a 4.19% share in July 2021 and drop of 9.09% over June 2021.

Top five technology companies by recruitment activity in July 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average an increase of 17.86% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global technology industry during July 2021 over June 2021.

Accenture posted 13,081 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a drop of 8.21% over the previous month, followed by Cognizant Technology Solutions with 11,182 jobs and a 212.87% rise. International Business Machines with 3,228 IT jobs and Dell Technologies with 2,514 jobs, recorded a 14.74% decline and a 2.86% drop, respectively, while DXC Technology recorded a 34.87% drop with 1,834 job postings during July 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in technology industry

Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global technology IT hiring activity in July 2021 with a 50.41% share, which marked a 16.2% growth over the previous month.

North America stood next with 31.78%, registering an 11.03% month-on-month decline. Europe was the third leading region with a 15.09% share and a 22.92% decline over June 2021.

In the fourth place was Middle East & Africa with a share of 1.37% and a month-on-month drop of 14.1%. South & Central America stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 1.35%, registering a 12.38% drop over the previous month.