Welcome to your quarterly update on the Analytics market, where we provide you with insights from the previous and upcoming quarters.
Market trends for last quarter
With the increase of high profile cases of data breaches, dead customers still being charged and so forth; there has been a focus in getting houses in order. These high profile cases have led to a demand for Data Quality specialists and Information Architects. In addition, there has been a massive increase in the demand for data candidates with remediation experience and campaign analysts.
What are the major skills in demand?
As usual, there is still a huge demand for candidates who are commercially astute with strong communication skills. Those who can use data to provide a strategic input and aid business outcomes are quickly being snapped up by organisations who are looking to harness the power of data.
Where are the skill gap shortages?
There is a lack of candidates who have strong data visualisation and alteryx skills. While there are a lot of candidates who have used tableau or Power BI, the ability to develop truly engaging dashboards that are creative and provide key insights, is a much harder skill and sometimes missing.
What are organisations doing to attract the best talent?
With no end on the horizon for the war on talent, the best organisations are moving quickly to ensure that they aren't drawn into a bidding war.
The outlook for next quarter
The outlook for the next quarter looks bright with a particular focus on the lines between traditional finance areas blurring. There has been growth in the level of finance roles that need the ability to manipulate data, and in particular use data visualisation tools.