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July 13, 2021

IT hiring in global healthcare industry rises 7.4% in June 2021

The global healthcare industry noticed a 7.4% rise in IT hiring activity in June 2021 over the previous month, led by Accenture’s 37.26% share, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database.

The healthcare industry’s overall hiring activity an increased 3.59% when compared with May 2021.

Noticeably, IT jobs accounted for a 13.13% share of the global healthcare industry’s hiring activity in June 2021, up 1.05% over the last three-month average share.

According to GlobalData, IT job opportunities available at the end of June 2021 were 8.2% higher compared with the previous month.

The increase was a result of 15.21% 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 77.28% emerged as the top IT occupation in the healthcare hiring activity in June 2021, an 11.96% an increase over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 8.6% in June 2021, up 1.08% over the previous month.

The other prominent IT roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 6.31% share in June 2021, an increase of 14.63% over the previous month, and Computer and Information Analysts with a 4.66% share in June 2021 and rise of 21.66% over May 2021.

Top five healthcare companies by recruitment activity in June 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average an increase of 14.56% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of global healthcare industry during June 2021 over May 2021.

Accenture posted 13,833 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a rise of 32.96% over the previous month, followed by International Business Machines with 3,575 jobs and a 0.75% decline. Cognizant Technology Solutions with 3,560 IT jobs and DXC Technology with 2,785 jobs, recorded a 15.84% decline and a 69.2% growth, respectively, while Oracle recorded a 23.27% drop with 1,978 job postings during June 2021.

Regional composition of IT hiring in healthcare industry

Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global healthcare IT hiring activity in June 2021 with a 54.19% share, which marked a 12.52% growth over the previous month.

North America stood next with 25.42%, registering a 0.45% month-on-month decline.Europe was the third leading region with an 18.49% share and a 21.4% rise over May 2021.

In the fourth place was South & Central America with a share of 1.17% and a month-on-month growth of 19.89%. Middle East & Africa stood at the bottom of the table with a share of 0.73%, registering a 2.88% drop over the previous month.

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