Trend 2: Data-Driven Decision-Making Drives Demand
In the U.S. alone, a McKinsey Global Institute report predicts that demand for deep analytics experts and big data professionals will exceed the supply by up to 190,000 positions by 2018 if current trends continue. What's more, U.S. enterprises will need 1.5 million more managers and business analysts who can ask the right questions and consume the results of the analysis of big data.
"The United States--and other economies facing similar shortages--cannot fill this gap simply by changing graduate requirements and waiting for people to graduate with more skills or by importing talent," concludes the "Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition and Productivity" report. "It will be necessary to retrain a significant amount of the talent in place."