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December 9, 2021updated 10 Jan 2022 3:42pm

South & Central America is seeing a hiring boom in power industry digitalization roles

South & Central America was the fastest growing region for digitalisation hiring among power industry companies in the three months ending October.

By Michael Goodier

South & Central America was the fastest growing region for digitalization hiring among power industry companies in the three months ending October.

The number of roles in South & Central America made up 4.6 per cent of total digitalization jobs – up from 1.6 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by North America, which saw a 2.9 year-on-year percentage point change in digitalization 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 digitalization, 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 digitalization roles in the power industry?

The fastest growing country was Brazil, which saw 1.6 per cent of all digitalization job adverts in the three months ending July last year, increasing to 4.6 per cent in the three months ending October this year.

That was followed by the United Kingdom (up 2.3 percentage points), Canada (up 1.6), and the United States (up 1.4).

The top country for digitalization roles in the power industry is the United States which saw 34.5 per cent of all roles in the three months ending October.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for digitalization workers in the power industry?

Some 2.7 per cent of all power industry digitalization roles were advertised in Portland (United States) in the three months ending October - more than any other city.

That was followed by Chennai (India) with 2.7 per cent, Houston (United States) with 1.7 per cent, and Bengaluru (India) with 1.6 per cent.

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