|By Business Wire||
|August 13, 2014 02:47 PM EDT||
The Big Data Jobs Index powered by icrunchdata tops 500,000 jobs as the prediction of 4.4 million big data jobs globally by 2015 becomes a reality. The Big Data Jobs Index is tracking the growth, trends and number of job postings in Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Science, Software Development and Statistics. The index is a daily snapshot of the total jobs posted online and the Big Data category is leading the way with over 500,000 jobs for the first time.
“In the last year since we introduced the Big Data Jobs Index, our clients have become more specific in the types of skills that they require when recruiting for big data talent,” said icrunchdata co-founder Todd Nevins. “Data Science and Analytics have been key drivers to the growth in big data jobs but we also see a broadening of preferred experience like managing a team and consulting with clients being added to job postings.”
Consumer e-commerce, financial services and healthcare companies are leading the way in hiring big data professionals with specific skills in computer science, data mining, data visualization and machine learning.
Founded in 2003 by Ron Emery and Todd Nevins, icrunchdata has cornered the market bringing simplicity and positive vibes to the global Big Data community. icrunchdata is base-camped in Austin, TX with locations in Los Angeles, Chicago and Orlando. Their team collaborates regularly in coffee shops, co-working spaces and other Wi-Fi spots, and brings the cool factor to their own company culture.