Q3 2019 Analytics Recruitment Trends

Leon Young 08.10.2019

Our quarterly update on the Analytics market, where we provide you with insights from both the previous and upcoming quarters.

What were the market trends for last quarter?

With extensive resources and a strong brand name behind it, there is a growing demand for candidates with Google Cloud Platform exposure. Cloud Analytics as a whole is growing rapidly and established players as Azure and AWS should be concerned by the new kid on the block.

While we have seen an increase in organisations moving to cloud analytics it's interesting to see that it isn't just the large organisations. Small organisation and in particular finTechs have been keen to adopt the benefits of cloud analytics as it offers a far more cost significant option and allows smaller organisations the processing power to compete with larger organisations.

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What are the major skills in demand?

Despite debatable machine learning usage within organisations, there is still a demand for candidates who have machine learning skills and spark. While Data Scientists have always been in demand, over the past three months we have seen an increase in demand for Data Engineers.

What are the skill gap shortages?

As per usual in the data market, there is still a skill gap for candidates who have strong business acumen and excellent communication skills. It feels like this has been the same skills gap forever and looks to remain for the foreseeable future.

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What are organisations doing to attract the best talent?

The best organisations are moving quickly and speed to market is key. Essentially if you like a candidate move quickly because the very best candidates have multiple offers on the table. So why wait?

With lots of job opportunities having similar requirements, it's the organisations that are strong on the candidate experience who are winning the hearts and minds of candidates who are excelling and getting the best talent.

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What is the outlook for the next quarter?

Data governance has been a trend all year and we see this continuing with particular demand in the financial services market.

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Senior Consultant | Analytics
lyoung@morganmckinley.com.au