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North America extended its dominance for big data hiring among mining industry companies in the three months ending April.

The number of roles in North America made up 63.2% of total big data jobs – up from 53% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a 1.8 year-on-year percentage point change in big data roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job 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".

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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.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for big data job ads in the mining industry?

The fastest growing country was the US, which saw 45.4% of all big data job adverts in the three months ending April 2021, increasing to 52% in the three months ending April this year.

That was followed by Canada (up 4.7 percentage points), Romania (1), and the UK (0.8).

The top country for big data roles in the mining industry is the US, which saw 52% of all roles advertised in the three months ending April.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for big data workers in the mining industry?

Some 6.3% of all mining industry big data roles were advertised in Vancouver (Canada) in the three months ending April.

That was followed by Chicago (US) with 6%, Milwaukee (US) with 4.1%, and Perth (Australia) with 3%.