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Data scientist roles surge in first half of 2016, reveals Procorre

The demand for data scientists across Europe increased significantly during the first half of 2016, according to Procorre.

 

The latest market analysis from Procorre, which manages the life cycle of IT projects around the world, has shown a 45% increase in the number of data scientist roles across the European Union countries in the last six months.

 

As the Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) sectors continue to mature, the UK remains the largest market by job creation, Procorre says, having seen a 32% increase in the number of data scientists. However, France – the second largest market – is closing the gap fast with a 59% increase in jobs. Elsewhere in Europe, Portugal saw the biggest growth in the number of data scientists (79%), although it is one of the smallest markets.

 

TOP 5 EUROPEAN DATA SCIENTIST MARKETS BY JOB CREATION

 

Position

Country

H1 2016 Growth

1

UK

32%

2

France

59%

3

Germany

40%

4

Netherlands

50%

5

Spain

56%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Procorre, LinkedIn

 

Wiktor Podgorski, head of the relationship management team at Procorre, said, “We have seen a distinct shift in attitudes towards Big Data in our client base over the last six months as business leaders wake-up to the opportunities it provides. The realisation of the power of data-driven strategies has spread from technology businesses to a much broader range of sectors. As a consequence, we have seen demand for consultants and contractors in key roles like data scientists sky rocket, particularly in manufacturing and professional and financial services.”

 

 

Source: Procorre, LinkedIn

 

Podgorski added, “The credibility of Big Data as a strategic asset is driving the change. Investment is also being buoyed by the falling costs of the technology involved and the need for robust security to protect businesses from cyber threats. This is reflected in a similar surge in demand for IT security contractors and consultants.”

 

The findings follow recent research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) which predicts that Big Data and, more broadly, IoT will create 182,000 new jobs in the UK alone by 2020, including data scientists, analysts, developers and engineers.

 

 

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