North America witnessed a 1.7% rise in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen a decrease of 1.07% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.46% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering a decrease of 0.04% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 49.14% in October 2021, an 11.19% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 17.4% in October 2021, marking an 18.38% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 12.46% in October 2021, a 16.06% rise from September 2021.

Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 11.44% in October 2021, an 18.7% rise over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in North America’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 16.63% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s packaging industry during October 2021 over previous month.

Ball posted 220 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a decline of 31.89% over the previous month, followed by Peloton Interactive with 51 jobs and a 155% growth. Carrier Global with 50 IT jobs and Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller S.e.c.s. with 43 jobs, recorded a 34.21% drop and a 79.17% rise, respectively, while JBS recorded a flat growth with 32 job postings during October 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s packaging industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s packaging industry IT hiring activity with a 92.95% share in October 2021, an 8.28% decrease over September 2021. Mexico featured next with a 4.39% share, up 21.74% over the previous month. Canada recorded a 2.66% share, a growth of 13.33% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 56.19%, up by 0.14% from September 2021. Mid Level positions with a 22.96% share, registered a decline of 7.57% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 19.67% share, down 22.77% over September 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 1.18%, recording a month-on-month growth of 36.36%.