Europe was the fastest growing region for big data hiring among offshore industry companies in the three months ending September.

The number of roles in Europe made up 7.2% of total big data jobs – up from 6.4% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 0.5 year-on-year percentage point change in big data roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track 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.

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These key themes, which include big data, are chosen to cover "any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night".

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 roles in the offshore industry?

The fastest growing country was India, which saw 22.9% of all big data job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 24.7% in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by Canada (up 1.3 percentage points), Hungary (up 1.2), and the United Kingdom (up 0.5).

The top country for big data roles in the offshore industry is the US, which saw 37.3% of all roles in the three months ending September.

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

Some 5.6% of all offshore industry big data roles were advertised in Bengaluru (India) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by Houston (United States) with 5.6%, Chennai (India) with 4.9%, and Lugoj (Romania) with 3%.