Information technology: which sectors are hiring the most?

Companies across the country are showing increasingly extensive needs of information technologies. What industries are hiring? What areas of expertise are the most sought after by organizations? CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) responded to these issues by drawing up a list of fields with the highest use of professionals specializing in new information technologies since 2010.

 

 

The finance and insurance industry as well as information and culture showed the highest volumes of hiring between 2010 and 2013 with 8,250 and 7,419 more jobs and rates of change of 16% and 12%, respectively. However, these rates of change have proved more significant in mining, quarry operation and oil and gas extraction (18%) as well as in construction (17%).

 

Finance and insurance

Tasks: implementation and simplification of financial transactions (creation, liquidation, disposal of financial assets).

Change in number of jobs: 8,250

Rate of change (2010-2013): 16%

 

Information and cultural industry

Tasks: production and distribution of information and cultural products, transmission and distribution, material subcontracting and advice.

Change in number of jobs: 7,419

Rate of change (2010-2013): 12%

 

Manufacturing sector

Tasks: chemical, mechanical or physical transformation of materials or substances into new products.

Change in number of jobs: 2,655

Rate of change (2010-2013): 7%

 

Wholesale trade

Tasks: retail sales of merchandise, generally without transformation, and provision of related services.

Change in number of jobs: 2,193

Rate of change (2010-2013): 6%

 

Administrative, support, and waste and sanitation management services

Tasks: support in day-to-day operations, waste management.

Change in number of jobs: 1,875

Rate of change (2010-2013): 5%

 

Transport and warehousing

Tasks: transport services for people and goods, goods warehousing and postal services.

Change in number of jobs: 1,596

Rate of change (2010-2013): 11%

 

Retail trade

Tasks: retail sales and related services

Change in number of jobs: 1,398

Rate of change (2010-2013): 6%

 

Public utilities

Tasks: operation of public utilities for electricity, gas and water (production, distribution, management, delivery, installation of networks, etc.)

Change in number of jobs: 1,398

Rate of change (2010-2013): 6%

 

Construction

Tasks: construction, repairs and renovation of buildings and engineering works.

Change in number of jobs: 955

Rate of change (2010-2013): 17%

 

Mining, quarry operation and oil and gas extraction

Tasks: exploration, extraction of minerals, development of infrastructure

Change in number of jobs: 782

Rate of change (2010-2013): 18%

 

Real estate services

Tasks: buying, selling and rental property management

Change in number of jobs: 618

Rate of change (2010-2013): 13%

 

Accommodation and food services

Tasks: short term accommodation and food services.

Change in number of jobs: 247

Rate of change (2010-2013): 12%

 

 

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