Jack Pope updates on the Analytics market
What were the market trends for last quarter?
We saw an influx of junior roles in the market throughout Q2, our key clients are looking to build out strong internal capabilities, investing in the development of talent. We also noted a strong desire to centralise data and analytics, allowing businesses to work with cross departmental data sets.
What are the major skills in demand?
The ability to code in SQL is still essential, alongside Data visualisation and R or Python coding proficiency. Combining a technical skill set with a strong set of soft skills and commercial acumen is key.
What are the skill gap shortages?
This mirrors our top skills in demand, top talent who demonstrates an ability to work with the business to actively solve problems. We are increasingly being asked to ensure that candidates can explain reasoning behind their decision making and deliver real value.
What are organisations doing to attract the best talent?
Winning a candidate’s heart and mind early is key, if you like someone, move, show commitment, it is a competitive space and if you snooze you lose. See Leon’s blog below for some tips on keeping top talent.
What is the outlook for the next quarter?
Organisations are showing a keen interest in developing Machine Learning capability, investing in new technologies and resources to promote this. We expect the demand for data scientists to continue to increase in Q3.
Top three roles in demand in Analytics
BI & Analytics Manager
Senior Big Data Engineer