North America saw a boom in big data hiring among mining industry companies in the three months ending January, 2022, rising to 55.9 per cent of total big data jobs from 41.7 per cent in the same period in the previous year, according to GlobalData.
This represented a 14.2 percentage points year-on-year, followed by Europe, which saw a 0.4 percentage point change year-on-year in big data roles, Middle East with a hiring rate of 0.2 percentage point year-on-year.
The leading data and analytics company, tracked the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these jobs advertisements are then classified thematically.
GlobalData’s thematic approach to sector activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries. These key themes, which include big data, are chosen to cover “any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night”.
By tracking these themes across job advertisements, “it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels— and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting,” Global Data stated in its report.
Countries with the most Big Data Roles Adverts
Among countries that saw improvement in big data job adverts in the mining industry, the fastest growing country was the US, which saw 32.3 per cent of all big data job adverts in the three months ending January 2021, increasing to 49.2 per cent in the three months ending January 2022.
This was followed by India with a growth in big data roles from 8 per cent to 14 per cent, up by 6 percentage points, Australia saw growth of 2 percentage points, and Mexico, China and South Africa saw growth of approximately 1 percentage points.
Meanwhile, countries such as Romania saw slower growth in big data advertisements from 3 per cent in the three months ending January 2021 to 2 per cent in the three month ending January 2022. Japan saw no advertisements in big data roles, falling from 23 per cent to 0% in the three month ending January 2022.
According to GlobalData, some 5.3 per cent of all mining industry big data roles were advertised in Chicago (US) in the three months ending January 2022. This was followed by Perth (Australia) with 5.3 per cent, Phoenix (US) with 3.5 per cent and Milwaukee (US) with 2.1 per cent.
Recall that the North America region has consistently dominated in prior quarters. For instance, in the three month ending November 2021, the number of roles in North America made up 61.8 per cent of total data analytics jobs, up from 58 per cent in the same quarter last year. This was followed by Asia-Pacific which saw a 1.8 percentage year-on-year.
The country with the fastest growing job adverts on big data was still the U.S. which saw 52.1 per cent big data jobs, albeit, this was followed by India (up 2.9 percentage point) Germany (0.1 percentage point).