The market demand for big data specialists increases at a much faster rate than the number of professionals in it. At Path4Group, we integrate this demand and supply into balance; offering individualised recruitment services for professionals and businesses alike.
- IBM predicted that the demand for data professionals will increase to 4.4 million by the end of 2015.
- From 2013 to 2014 alone, the demand for big data expertise increased by 90%
- The demand for programming professionals almost doubled during the same time period
Big data refers to enormous amounts of data that’s extremely difficult to collect, filter, and analyse through traditional means of data processing. Its importance is indicated by the increasing supply of, and access, to digital information at an undeniably increasing rate.
Information is constantly being produced and data is becoming increasingly diverse and complicated. Volume, velocity, and variety were the three terms used to describe big data in the early 2000s. Today, the multiplex of big data considers additional factors like variability and complexity. The former describes the inconsistency in data flow while the latter describes the difficulty in integrating data into similar platforms.
Some of the required skills in big data entitle:
- Apache Hadoop
- Apache Spark
- Machine Learning and Data Mining
- Statistical and Quantitative Analysis
- Data Visualization
- Programming (Java, C, Python)
The wide application of big data covers every industry. In banking, big data is used to portray customer satisfaction with services as well as mitigate fraudulent acts. In the education industry, big data relates the current school syllabi and programs to the students’ progress. Other applications are in health care, retail, manufacturing, and the government.
Storing big data is becoming challenging as well; the rise in big data directly increases the number of software development professionals. Faster processors, cheaper methods, big data platforms, cloud computing, and parallel processing are just some of the concepts used to develop better big data storing.
The typical jobs requiring big data expertise in Australia are:
- Big Data Analyst
- Big Data Engineer
- Lead Data Engineer
- Front and Back end developer
- Java Developer
- Data Integration Engineer