Hiring boom: North America is seeing an increase in mining industry data analytics roles 

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

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The number of roles in North America made up 62.1% of total data analytics jobs – up from 55% in the same quarter last year. That was followed by Europe, which saw a 1.1 year-on-year percentage point change in data analytics 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. 

Greatest growth 

The fastest growing country was the US, which saw 47.4% of all data analytics job adverts in the three months ending May 2021, increasing to 52.4% in the three months ending May this year. 

That was followed by Canada (up 3.8 percentage points), the UK (1.5), and South Africa (0.2). 

Data analytics hubs 

Some 5.4% of all mining industry data analytics roles were advertised in Chicago (US) in the three months ending May. 

That was followed by Milwaukee (US) with 5.1%, Vancouver (Canada) with 4.3%, and Perth (Australia) with 2.6%.