We have carefully monitored the job market for IT and computer professionals in various countries. A recent study by InfoJobs shows that the market for information technology jobs in Spain is growing rapidly.
At the end of every month, InfoJobs provides an overview of the job market for various sectors of the economy. They found that the market for IT and other technology jobs is growing rapidly.
The job site has studied the supply and demand of work in our country to reveal the evolution of the labor sectors in terms of the number of vacancies. It seeks to determine what the best opportunities are to find work and how is the profile of candidates. Last January, InfoJobs registered a total of 243,218 computer jobs in Spain, up 30% on the previous month.
In January, the Community of Madrid (74,723 vacancies) and Catalonia (60,361 vacancies) were once again the main computer and IT job generators in Spain. For its part, the Valencian Community, with 20,262 vacancies published, currently occupies the third position, which is just above Andalusia.
The IT sector is a lot more stable than most others in terms of job growth. Although it is true that in the month of January the rate of hiring tends to decrease – after the end of the Christmas campaign and the sales campaign – there are sectors where the number of vacancies published exceeds that of December 2018. One of them is that of Information Technology and Telecommunications, which continues to be key in the creation of quality employment in Spain, and which added a total of 32,065 vacancies in InfoJobs. The only sector to exceed this figure in January is Sales and Distribution, which accumulated 50,406 vacancies on the platform.
On the other hand, sectors such as Customer Service (22,531 vacancies), Purchasing, logistics and warehousing (17,454 vacancies) and Tourism and Catering (14,754 vacancies) continue to generate employment in Spain. However, these figures can’t necessarily be distinguished from the IT sector. Advances in digital technology and computing have played a huge role in stimulating these parts of the economy.
Among the jobs offered on InfoJobs in January, a total of 69,059 open-ended computer jobs were published. Last month, it was the most frequently offered contractual modality on the platform and represented 39% of the total vacancies published on InfoJobs, which reported on the type of contract. Last month, fixed-term vacancies accounted for 26% of InfoJobs vacancies (46,550 vacancies).
InfoJobs also looked carefully at changes in the type of employment. Among the jobs that were created in January, it was clear that full-time employment was a big fact. It represented 61.5% of the total number of vacancies. Full-time employment was higher in the IT sector. Part-time jobs accounted for 16.1% of the vacancies, while 3.8% of the jobs offered were intensive.
Last January, a total of 1,093,664 candidates signed up for one of the job vacancies channelled through InfoJobs.
Of the registered candidates, 37.8% indicated that they had university studies and 15.1% stated that they had a training cycle. In January, 60.3% of registered candidates held or worked in employee positions. While 9.7% of the candidates were specialists and 7.9% held a middle management position.
As for the preferences of these candidates, each user can select more than one preference in terms of the contractual modality. In the past month, 78.2% of candidates included indefinite hiring among their search criteria, as opposed to 20.3% of candidates, who said they preferred a part-time employment contract.
Likewise, when candidates have a preference in terms of the working day to be performed, the option most chosen in January was once again full-time. Specifically, 36.4% of those registered chose it. 13.2% of the candidates prefer the intensive working day, most of them intensive in the morning (8.4%), while the remaining 9.8% would prefer to work part-time, mainly in the morning (4.8).