The demand for data experts shows no sign of abating following a new employment report which claims data governance and cloud computing staff can now command up to £1,000 a day.
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is based on responses from a total of 2,100 UK employers. It asks whether employers intend to hire additional workers or reduce the size of their workforce in the coming quarter.
The study supports a recent survey from SAS, which predicted big data could deliver revenue of more than £200bn to the British economy over the next three years. It went on to claim that demand for big data specialists would rocket between now and 2017, increasing by 243%.
Manpower said there was a “two-paced” jobs market in finance and business services. While Barclays has announced 1,700 job cuts at branches, at the same time there has “been a surge” in the search for people with technology and data skills.
In this sector data governance consultants and cloud security experts are “hugely in demand” and right now can command a daily rate of as much as £1,000.
Manpower Group director Tobias Mills said: “The telecoms and media sector is a very exciting place to be operating in at the moment. Not only is the roll out of super-fast broadband continuing apace, we are also seeing the development of new TV and media platforms that are changing the way we consume content, not to mention the expansion of 4G.”
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