Big data-related jobs that were closed during the second quarter had been online for an average of 32 days when they were taken offline, analysis of job trends in the food industry shows.
This was an increase compared to the equivalent figure a year earlier, indicating 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 the source of the data, 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.
On a regional level, these roles were hardest to fill in Asia-Pacific, with related jobs that were taken offline in the second quarter online for an average of 36 days.
At the opposite end of the scale, jobs were filled fastest in the Middle East and Africa, with adverts taken offline after 29 days on average.
While the food 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 13.5% 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.