India’s apparel industry registered a 36.9% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 27.81% in October 2022 when compared with September 2022.

Out of the apparel industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 21.81% share in October 2022, recording a decrease of 5.41% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in India’s apparel industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 99.46% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of India’s apparel industry in October 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 53.26% in October 2022, registering a 59.17% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 20.11% share, a decrease of 47.14% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 13.59%, registering a 28.57% decline from September 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 9.78%, down 58.14% over the previous month.

Top five apparel companies in India’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 55.2% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of India’s apparel industry during October 2022 over September 2022.

Amazon posted 124 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a drop of 57.53% over the previous month, followed by Target with 19 jobs and a 51.28% drop. NIKE with 10 IT jobs and Walmart with 8 jobs, recorded a 56.52% decline and a flat growth, respectively, while Inter IKEA Holding recorded a decline of 46.15% with 7 job postings during October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 58.15%, down by 33.13% from September 2022. Entry Level positions with a 23.91% share, registered a decline of 72.84% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 17.93% share, down 59.76% over September 2022.