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Data Skills needed within the Analytics industry

After reading a very interesting report regarding severe shortage of DATA TALENT in the UK market. A range of numerous companies have been interviewed to see what skills are in demand regardless of experience. Many interviewees answered regardless of an individual’s data mode, they are looking for analysts with a data scientist profile, including a mix of analytical and coding skills, and creativity and business know-how.

In simple terms Data talent in the market lacks the right skills and experience. Expert Data analysts are very expensive, and junior candidates require extensive training.

As a whole Abacus are searching for Analysts in the Northern Ireland market who are; of Degree standard (2:1 minimum), have broad systems knowledge, adaptable to change/learning and programming experience. It is known that data talent lacks the right mix of skills, good analysts often cannot code, or good coders often cannot analyse.

Abacus Professional Recruitment has the upper hand in this scenario as we have a specialised desk which sources top Data and Analytic candidates which prevents any failures companies are having the lack of capacity to recruit data talent effectively.

Mark, Recruitment Consultant in Big Data & Analytics feels, ‘It is widely recognised that big data, and the analysis of this data, is the way forward for all companies serious about their business. This includes well-established blue chips working on their efficiencies, and more surprisingly those who are smaller more indigenous firms who are intent on growing during this upturn in the local business economy. All of these companies have their hands full and don’t have the resources or the techniques that experienced recruiters have to source the ‘good guys’, and it’s this ability, along with an extensive candidate list that places myself and Abacus at the forefront of this brave new analytics world ’.

This is in turn promotes effective communication when engaging with candidates, we have the time and enthusiasm to source candidate specifications that our clients require. We have the experience to assess the skills of candidates accordingly and understand the business value which are clients are seeking. We ensure that every candidates has the ideal qualities to join our client’s team. We ensure all individual have the drive & focus to push the business forward.

If you feel you have the experience, within Big Data/Analytics why not challenge us and send your CV today. We will happily assess your skill set and try to match you to any upcoming Analytic Roles. Or for a brief confidential chat contact Mark on 028 9031 3157.

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