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November 12, 2021

Asia-Pacific’s apparel industry IT hiring activity drops 9.6% in October 2021

Asia-Pacific witnessed a 9.6% drop in IT hiring activity in the apparel industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen a decrease of 8.78% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 13.13% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 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 October 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 77.76% in October 2021, a 31.66% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 8.37% in October 2021, marking a 28.7% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 7.96% in October 2021, a 27.1% drop from September 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 2.65% in October 2021, a 136.36% rise over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 32.17% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s apparel industry during October 2021 over previous month.

Amazon posted 474 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a decline of 27.63% over the previous month, followed by JD with 169 jobs and a 42.91% drop. Alibaba Group Holding with 111 IT jobs and Woolworths Group with 33 jobs, recorded a 39.67% drop and a 37.74% drop, respectively, while Walmart recorded a 72.22% increase with 31 job postings during October 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 35.31% share in October 2021, a 37.77% decrease over September 2021. China featured next with a 35.1% share, down 39.44% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 14.08% share, a growth of 4.55% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 66.22%, down by 27.57% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with an 18.98% share, registered a decline of 16.59% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 13.88% share, down 43.33% over September 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.92%, recording a month-on-month growth of 12.5%.

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