Big data hiring levels in the offshore industry rose in March 2022 

Over two-thirds of offshore firms surveyed reported an increase in hiring for big data-related positions last month. 

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The proportion of offshore oil and gas industry operations and technologies companies hiring for big data-related positions rose in March 2022 compared with the equivalent month last year, with 71.6% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position. 

This latest figure was higher than the 66.3% of companies who were hiring for big data related jobs a year ago, but a decrease compared to the figure of 76.9% in February 2022. 

When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to big data, related job postings rose in March 2022, with 10.6% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic. 

This latest figure was the highest monthly figure recorded in the past year and is an increase compared to the 6.6% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to big data in the equivalent month a year ago. 

Big data is one of the topics that GlobalData, from which our data for this article is taken, has identified as being a key disruptive 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. 

Our analysis of the data shows that offshore oil and gas industry operations and technologies companies are currently hiring for big data jobs at a rate higher than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 8.2% in March 2022. 

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. 


GlobalData’s unique job analytics enables understanding of hiring trends, strategies and predictive signals across sectors, themes, companies and geographies. Intelligent web crawlers capture data from publicly available sources. Key parameters include active, posted and closed jobs, posting duration, experience, seniority level, educational qualifications and skills.