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August 31, 2021updated 03 Feb 2022 4:32pm

Where are mining industry operations and technologies companies focusing their cloud hiring efforts?

Companies are increasingly hiring for cloud roles in the mining sector, but some parts of the world are proving more attractive than others

By Michael Goodier

Cloud is an area which has seen rapid growth across a variety of industries in recent years – not least among mining industry operations and technologies companies.

Figures show that the number of new cloud roles being advertised for these companies has increased in recent months – with firms across the industry looking to expand their capabilities.

The number of newly advertised roles stood at 974 in Q1 2021. That’s up from 747 in Q4 2020 but down from from 1,005 in Q3 2020.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisments 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 cloud, are chosen to cover "any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night".

By tracking them 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.

Where are companies hiring for cloud careers in mining?

Looking across key mining industry operations and technologies companies tracked by GlobalData, India is currently seeing the largest number of cloud job advertisisments. Last quarter the country saw 348 advertisements - up from 171 in Q4 2020 and 339 in Q3 2020.

On a city level, Komatsu (Japan) had the most newly advertised cloud roles in Q1 2021 with 78, followed by Atlanta, (US) with 53, and Chicago, (US) with 48.

Where is seeing the most growth for cloud roles in mining?

The biggest growth area has been in India - which saw 139 job adverts for cloud in Q4 2020, increasing to 348 in Q1 2021.

In terms of cities, firms are increasing cloud hires in Hamburg - with six roles in the latest quarter - up from zero in the previous one.

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