News » South Africa’s hiring activity down 3% in Q1

South Africa’s hiring activity down 3% in Q1

South Africa’s hiring activity down 3% in Q1

The hiring activity in South Africa decreased by three per cent during the first quarter despite the tech industry’s top performance in the employment sector.

According to jobs portal CareerJunction, this dip could be attributed to the rise of “digital nomads” in the IT industry, as well as increased emigration of workers now that the government is easing travel restrictions.

Digital nomads are individuals who prefer to work remotely from anywhere in the world.

Meanwhile, as a result of the lifting of the National State of Disaster in the country, CarrerJunctions expects remote work opportunities to drop in the coming months.

However, since businesses have already invested in remote working technologies, the jobs portal said that this decline will not lead to the disappearance of this work arrangement in the employment landscape “any time soon.”

The jobs portal also reported that the top roles for remote working include software development, data analysis/data warehousing, systems/network administration, and business analysis.

Looking into salary offers, software developers are expected to earn between R60 000 to R70 000 (US$3,700 to US$4,300) per month, while system/network administrators could take home R45 000 to R55 000 (US$2,800 to US$3,400) and data analysts could earn a monthly wage of R25 000 to R45 000 (US$1,500 to (US$2,800).

Read more here.

Start your
journey today

  • Independent
  • Free
  • Transparent

About OA

Outsource Accelerator is the trusted source of independent information, advisory and expert implementation of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)

The #1 outsourcing authority

Outsource Accelerator offers the world’s leading aggregator marketplace for outsourcing. It specifically provides the conduit between Philippines outsourcing suppliers and the businesses – clients – across the globe.

The Outsource Accelerator website has over 5,000 articles, 350+ podcast episodes, and a comprehensive directory with 900+ BPO companies… all designed to make it easier for clients to learn about – and engage with – outsourcing.

About Derek Gallimore

Derek Gallimore has been in business for 20 years, outsourcing for over eight years, and has been living in Manila (the heart of global outsourcing) since 2014. Derek is the founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, and is regarded as a leading expert on all things outsourcing.