Trend 3: Employers Turn To Outsourcing
In another indication of the demand for (and expense of ) BI, analytics and information management talent, our 660 survey respondents in these professions report higher-than-average levels of outsourcing of these jobs. Twenty-five percent say their organizations are outsourcing to firms in the United States and offshore, 17% say their employers are outsourcing to U.S. firms only, and 22% say their outsourcing partners are exclusively offshore. For the 13,880 IT professionals across our entire survey, those figures are 18%, 15% and 18%, respectively.
From big systems-integrators like Accenture and IBM Global Business Services to outsourcing specialists to software and platform vendors like SAS and Teradata, supporting consulting and industry-specific analytics services are likely to play a significant role in filling the analytics and big-data skills gap.