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Research: 2012 Big Data and Analytics Staffing Survey

Research: Information Management and Application Report

Filling the Talent Gap in Big Data Analytics

Demand for big data and analytics experts is on the rise, but it will take years for the supply to catch up. Our InformationWeek 2012 State of IT Staffing Survey finds that 40% of respondents who cited big data and analytics as a top area of staffing growth expect personnel increases of 11% or more in the next two years. One study estimates a shortfall of at least 140,000 positions by 2018. So how are employers coping? Through a mix of hiring, contracting and retraining existing staff.

In this report, we look at how companies in industries as diverse as insurance, chemicals and technology are filling those positions, as well as what universities are doing to train the next generation of business technology pros in these sought-after skills. (R5831012)

Survey Name   InformationWeek 2012 State of IT Staffing Survey
Survey Date   July 2012
Region   North America
Number of Respondents    108 respondents citing big data and analytics as a top area of staffing increase.
Purpose   To gauge big data and analytics staffing trends in the enterprise.

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