Australia’s apparel industry registered a 15.9% drop in IT hiring activity in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 18.25% in August 2022 when compared with July 2022.

Out of the apparel industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 2.74% share in August 2022, recording a decrease of 1.33% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Australia’s apparel industry’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.57% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s apparel industry in August 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 52.86% in August 2022, registering a 39.34% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 15.71% share, a decrease of 50% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 14.29%, registering a 50% decline from July 2022.

4) Computer and Information Research Scientists captured a share of 8.57%, up 100% over the previous month.

Top five apparel companies in Australia’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 32% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Australia’s apparel industry during August 2022 over July 2022.

Coles Group posted 34 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered a rise of 3.03% over the previous month, followed by Amazon with 25 jobs and a 57.63% drop. Country Road Group with 6 IT jobs and Global Fashion Group with 2 jobs, recorded a 100% growth and a 100% growth, respectively, while Monsoon Accessorize recorded a decline of 75% with 1 job postings during August 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60%, down by 28.81% from July 2022. Mid Level positions with a 21.43% share, registered a decline of 46.43% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 18.57% share, down 48% over July 2022.