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October 27, 2021

Asia-Pacific’s apparel industry IT hiring activity drops 6.1% in September 2021

Asia-Pacific witnessed a 6.1% drop in IT hiring activity in the apparel industry in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2021 has seen a decrease of 4.24% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 12.36% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2021, registering a decrease of 0.58% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in September 2021

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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 80.93% in September 2021, a 23.28% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 8.46% in September 2021, marking a 24.06% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 7.27% in September 2021, a 42.99% drop from August 2021.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 1.67% in September 2021, a 33.33% decline over the previous month.

Top five apparel companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 16.96% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s apparel industry during September 2021 over previous month.

Amazon posted 456 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a decline of 9.16% over the previous month, followed by JD with 296 jobs and a 59.14% growth. Robert Bosch with 238 IT jobs and Alibaba Group Holding with 177 jobs, recorded a 17.93% drop and a 62.26% drop, respectively, while Danaher recorded a 20.65% increase with 111 job postings during September 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in Asia-Pacific’s apparel industry

India commanded a leading presence in the region’s apparel industry IT hiring activity with a 42.37% share in September 2021, a 28.25% decrease over August 2021. China featured next with a 40.17% share, down 21.45% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 7.15% share, a drop of 28.14% compared with August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 64.78%, down by 24.09% from August 2021. Mid Level positions with a 19.19% share, registered a decline of 29.54% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 15.49% share, down 24.86% over August 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.54%, recording a month-on-month decline of 64%.

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