TIPRO Analysis Details Texas Oil & Gas Workforce Trends

Sun, March 17, 2019

According to TIPRO, industry employment postings have held a posting intensity of 6-to-1, meaning that for every six postings, there has been one unique job posting. This is close to the posting intensity for all other occupations and companies in the region (5-to-1), indicating an average effort toward hiring for these positions. The posting intensity for the upstream sector is 7-to-1, which suggests more difficulty in filling positions.

TIPRO’s new analysis also lists the highest number of open industry positions, as posted by occupation, so far in 2019, which have been heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (1,020), retail salespersons (775), accountants and auditors (603). TIPRO’s latest report also shows leading skills sought for open jobs in the energy sector, which include oil and gas expertise (19%), followed by valid driver’s license (15%), and accounting (10%).

Other highlights from TIPRO’s employment analysis include:

  • From January through February, the Crude Petroleum Extraction sector posted the highest number of open positions (3,980).
  • The city of Houston had the highest number of unique positions posted for the industry (4,973), followed by Midland (1,019) and San Antonio (684).
  • The highest number of open positions by job title was customer service associates (734), followed by truck drivers (383).
  • The top hard skill listed for open oil and gas positions was oil and gas (19%), followed by valid driver’s license (15%), and good driving record (10%).
  • The top common skill listed for open oil and gas positions was management (42%), followed by operations (32%), and communications (29%).
  • The top qualification sought for listed open positions was commercial driver’s license (979), followed by Master of Business Administration (226), and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Card (181).
  • The leading posting source for open oil and natural gas positions was Nexxt.com (6,491), followed by Workintexas.com (5,218), and My.jobs (3,170).