JOBTECHTM RECORDS 27% INCREASE IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) SECTOR SINGAPORE ONLINE JOB POSTINGS IN 1Q 2017 – In addition, JobTechTM provides analysis of the top skills sought by Singapore’s ICT sector.
JobTechTM’s job monitoring technology recorded an increase of more than 700 unique1 online job postings in the Singapore ICT sector in 1Q 2017; over the 2,600 unique online ICT sector jobs captured in 4Q 2016. This represents a more than 27% increase2 in online job postings when 1Q 2017 is compared with 4Q 2016.
Looking at the average number of unique online job postings per month, 1Q 2017 recorded slightly over 1,100 online job postings per month while 4Q 2016 recorded slightly over 850 online job postings per month, on average. While there is a possible seasonal effect due to hiring patterns in the beginning of the calendar year over the end of the calendar year; generally a positive uplift is observed in the number of online job postings from January to March 2017 for the ICT sector, with March recording the highest number of online job postings in the first quarter of 2017.
In addition, JobTechTM has identified the most sought-after skills by employers in the ICT sector in Singapore. Refer to Annex I for details of skill mentions in the job descriptions.