Japan-based company Rakuten Group’s IT hiring rose 50.7% in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The company’s overall hiring activity increased by 58.59% in September 2022 when compared with August 2022.

IT jobs claimed a 14.54% share in the company’s total hiring activity in September 2022, and recorded a 1.09% decline over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers tops Rakuten Group IT hiring in September 2022

Out of the total IT job titles posted by Rakuten Group, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers emerged as the leading occupation, recording a share of 59.06% in September 2022, and a 1000% rise over August 2022, while Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a share of 28.86% in September 2022, and registered growth of 760%. Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 4.7% in September 2022, a flat growth from August 2022.

Asia-Pacific drives IT hiring at Rakuten Group

Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region in the global retail IT hiring activity in September 2022 with a 94.63% share, which marked a 1662.5% rise over the previous month.

North America stood next with 4.03%, registering a 14.29% month-on-month decline. Europe was the third leading region with a 1.34% share and a flat growth over August 2022.

Japan commanded a leading presence in the region’s retail industry IT hiring activity with a 93.96% share in September 2022, a 2233.33% growth over August 2022. Canada featured next with a 2.68% share, up 100% over the previous month. US recorded a 1.34% share, a decline of 60% compared with August 2022.

Junior Level jobs lead Rakuten Group IT hiring activity in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 79.19%, up by 883.33% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 12.08% share, a growth of 800% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 8.72% share, up 1200% over August 2022.