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Analytic Trends for 2015

Analytic trends for 2015:

Are you involved in the Big Data & Analytics world? Intrigued to know trends of 2015 continue reading to gain Abacus’ insight on Analytic trends for 2015:


  • The requirement for business analysts with knowledge of agile methodologies is increasing, this role will continue to evolve in 2015.
  • In 2015 SQL will remain a ‘killer tool’ – used by application developers to read and write data to databases, and all major BI and analytics tools support SQL.  Hadoop hype may also become a reality in 2015 – more business’ aim to integrate this platform, which is also a good partner to SQL.
  • As demand increases for these roles candidates with degrees outside of Maths/stats/computer science will become more attractive for analyst roles – with limited numbers of PHD graduates and specialist degrees, the need to look at all degree qualified candidates for analyst roles will increase.
  • SME’s will struggle to ignore this trend in 2015 and the positive impact it can have on their business, this could open up more roles for juniors/graduates, and the more experienced.
  • The continuing demand for Statisticians and modelers will increase over the next 12 months.


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