Asia-Pacific witnessed a 30.6% drop in IT hiring activity in the apparel industry in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2022 has seen an increase of 5.31% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 6.11% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2022, registering a decrease of 5.94% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in October 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in Asia-Pacific with a share of 49.88% in October 2022, a 57.7% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 27.12% in October 2022, marking a 34.5% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 10.65% in October 2022, a 44.3% drop from September 2022.

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Computer and Information Analysts registered a share of 7.99% in October 2022, a 40% decline over the previous month.

Top five apparel companies in Asia-Pacific’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 49.02% in the overall IT recruitment activity of Asia-Pacific’s apparel industry during October 2022 over previous month.

Amazon posted 266 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a decline of 40.22% over the previous month, followed by JD with 46 jobs and a 23.33% drop. Inter IKEA Holding with 21 IT jobs and Target with 19 jobs, recorded a 22.22% drop and a 51.28% drop, respectively, while Rakuten Group recorded a 92.2% decline with 11 job postings during October 2022.

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 44.55% share in October 2022, a 54.46% decrease over September 2022. China featured next with a 20.58% share, down 34.62% over the previous month. Australia recorded a 13.32% share, a growth of 19.57% compared with September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 64.16%, down by 41.89% from September 2022. Entry Level positions with an 18.64% share, registered a decline of 64.35% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 16.95% share, down 53.33% over September 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.24%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.