Continuous investment opportunities in India’s infrastructure sector expected to create employment opportunities not only in core areas but also in related segments such as steel, cement, rubber, metal and fibre optics. A recent survey found that nearly 65% of manpower demand in the infrastructure sector was at the middle level. The growing needs of the infrastructure sector is demanding more middle and senior-level professionals with expertise in core and crucial support functions are likely to see increased demand in the coming months in the infrastructure sector, much like in the first half of the current year. The survey noticed that middle level professionals accounted for nearly 65 per cent of the total demand in the infrastructure sector between January and June 2015. It was also found that there was maximum demand for IT professionals and engineers at the middle level in the infrastructure sector. Demand was up for civil engineers by 8 per cent in Jan-Jun 2015 at the middle level.
The focused attention on technology leads to hike in demand for software engineers at the middle level in the infrastructure sector. Infrastructure sector saw nearly 4 percent increases in demand for the posted profiles between Jan-Jun 2015. Tier II locations overtook metros in terms of mid-level talent demand in Jan-Jun 2015. Even the metros saw major portion job fall at middle level in the infrastructure sector even as talent demand fell. In the infrastructure sector, Delhi NCR had maximum job postings but demand fell by 3 per cent for middle level employees. Similarly, Mumbai posted 10 percent drop in demand during Jan-Jun 2015 even though its job share for the middle level was 15 percent. Tier II locations saw an average 6 percent rise in demand with an average expected remuneration between Rs 7 and Rs 13 lakh per annum.