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November 17, 2021

South & Central America’s travel & tourism industry IT hiring activity rises 1.6% in October 2021

South & Central America witnessed a 1.6% rise in IT hiring activity in the travel & tourism industry in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

October 2021 has seen a decrease of 1.73% in the overall hiring activity when compared with September 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.99% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in October 2021, registering an increase of 0.17% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in October 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 50% in October 2021, a 66.67% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 12.5% in October 2021, marking a 50% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer Support Specialists with a share of 12.5% in October 2021, a 50% drop from September 2021.

Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 12.5% in October 2021, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five travel & tourism companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in October 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 12.5% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s travel & tourism industry during October 2021 over previous month.

JSL posted 2 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by TripAdvisor with 2 jobs and a flat growth. CWT with 1 IT job and Selina Holding Co with 1 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 66.67% drop, respectively, while Soneva Mauritius recorded a 50% decline with 1 job postings during October 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s travel & tourism industry

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s travel & tourism industry IT hiring activity with a 37.5% share in October 2021, a 40% decrease over September 2021. Argentina featured next with a 25% share, flat growth over the previous month. Panama recorded a 25% share, a drop of 50% compared with September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 62.5%, down by 44.44% from September 2021. Entry Level positions with a 37.5% share, registered a decline of 62.5% compared with the previous month.

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