China’s apparel industry registered a 14.7% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 14.93% in October 2021 when compared with September 2021.

Out of the apparel industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 9.6% share in October 2021, recording an increase of 0.07% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in China’s apparel industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China’s apparel industry in October 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 89.24% in October 2021, registering a 37.98% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 5.81% share, a decrease of 31.03% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 4.36%, registering a 63.41% decline from September 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 0.29%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five apparel companies in China’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 39.01% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of China’s apparel industry during October 2021 over September 2021.

JD posted 169 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a drop of 42.91% over the previous month, followed by Alibaba Group Holding with 108 jobs and a 40% drop. Amazon with 53 IT jobs and adidas with 13 jobs, recorded a 27.4% decline and an 85.71% flat growth, respectively, while NIKE recorded a decline of 87.5% with 1 job postings during October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 76.74%, down by 41.59% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 13.95% share, registered a decline of 32.39% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 6.69% share, down 42.5% over September 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 2.62%, recording a month-on-month increase of 80%.