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August 18, 2021updated 20 Apr 2022 6:35am

US technology industry IT recruitment activity flat growth in July 2021

The US technology industry registered a flat growth in IT hiring activity in July 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 0.14% in July 2021 compared with June 2021.

Out of the technology industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 24.38% share in July 2021, recording an increase of 0.73% over the last three-month average share.

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Top five job classifications in the US technology industry’s IT recruitment activity in July 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.17% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US technology industry in July 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 64.9% in July 2021, an 11.07% drop over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed an 11.65% share, decline of 14.16% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 8.84%, registering a 6.69% decline from June 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 5.68%, down 11.44% over the previous month.

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Top five technology companies in the US IT recruitment activity in July 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 1.23% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US technology industry during July 2021 over June 2021.

Cognizant Technology Solutions posted 1,006 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a rise of 2415% over the previous month, followed by Dell Technologies with 777 jobs and a 3.88% growth. HCL Technologies with 757 IT jobs and International Business Machines with 642 jobs, recorded a 1.56% drop and a 59.75% decline, respectively, while Microsoft recorded a 2.75% an increase with 597 job postings during July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 54.52%, down by 12.05% from June 2021. Mid Level positions with a 34.97% share, a decline of 12.77% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 9.79% share, up 2.78% over June 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.72%, recording a month-on-month decline of 22.99%.

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