The global healthcare industry noticed a 12.0% rise in IT hiring activity in July 2021 over the previous month, led by Accenture’s 31.25% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The healthcare industry’s overall hiring activity increased by 2.35% when compared with June 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 14.45% share of the global healthcare industry’s hiring activity in July 2021, up 1.83% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of July 2021 were 3.12% higher compared with the previous month.

The increase was a result of 5.42% lower job postings as compared to job closures during the month.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive healthcare IT hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a share of 79.91% emerged as the top IT occupation in the healthcare hiring activity in July 2021, a 13.04% an increase over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 8.02% in July 2021, up 3.48% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 5.84% share in July 2021, an increase of 3.82% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 3.46% share in July 2021 and drop of 18.91% over June 2021.

Top five healthcare companies by recruitment activity in July 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average an increase of 15.73% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global healthcare industry during July 2021 over June 2021.

Accenture posted 13,081 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a drop of 8.21% over the previous month, followed by Cognizant Technology Solutions with 11,182 jobs and a 212.87% rise. International Business Machines with 3,228 IT jobs and DXC Technology with 1,834 jobs, recorded a 14.74% decline and a 34.87% drop, respectively, while Oracle recorded a 31.47% drop with 1,533 job postings during July 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in healthcare industry

Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global healthcare IT hiring activity in July 2021 with a 64.56% share, which marked a 30.47% growth over the previous month.

North America stood next with 21.5%, registering a 9.6% month-on-month decline. Europe was the third leading region with a 12.7% share and a 22.69% decline over June 2021.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 0.72% and a month-on-month drop of 30.65%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.53%, registering a 9.9% an increase over the previous month.