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 The railway industry found it harder to fill big data vacancies in Q2 2022

We've analysed the length of time job ads were live online across the job market using GlobalData figures.

Big data related jobs that were closed during Q2 2022 were online for an average of 31 days before being taken offline.

This was an increase compared to the equivalent figure a year earlier, indicating that the required skillset for these roles has become harder to find in the past year.

Big data is one of the topics that GlobalData, our parent company and from whom the data for this article is taken, has identified as being a key disruptive technology force facing companies in the coming years. Companies that excel and invest in these areas now are thought to be better prepared for the future business landscape and better equipped to survive unforeseen challenges.

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On a regional level, these roles were hardest to fill in South & Central America, with related jobs that were taken offline in Q2 2022 having been online for an average of 44 days.

The next most difficult place to fill these roles was found to be North America, while Europe was in third place.

At the opposite end of the scale, jobs were filled fastest in Europe, with adverts taken offline after 30 days on average.

While the railway industry found it harder to fill these roles in the latest quarter, these companies actually found it easier to recruit big data jobs than the wider market, with ads online for 16.2% less time on average compared to similar jobs across the entire jobs market.

GlobalData's job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of thousands of companies across the world, drawing in jobs as they're posted and tagging them with additional layers of data on everything from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends.