Big data jobs on the rise
January 09, 2013
Harnessing big data streams is not something that managers at construction firms are able to do. In fact, filtering through and digesting the mass amount of information available to firms is quite challenging, creating the need for data scientists at construction firms unlike ever before.
Big data jobs ready to growth
A recent article for eWeek summarized recent research for Dice.com that surveyed more than 1,000 tech-focused recruiters and hiring managers, which revealed big data jobs such as data analysis/analytics ranked fourth in the skills that hiring managers and recruiters are coveting the most in 2013.
"Opportunities range from data analysts who work with complex streams of data and compile trend reports, to high-end data scientists at the Ph.D. level with a strong background in natural language processing and forecasting analytics," Alice Hill, managing director at Dice.com, told the website.
The eWeek article referenced recent Gartner findings that forecasts roughly 4.4 million IT jobs will be generated globally to support big data by 2015. Keeping these statistics in mind demonstrates how big data infiltrating many different industries, including the world of construction.
Cloud and mobile creating new roles for data scientists
Construction firms are beginning to use big data more and more to gain greater insights on how to bid for jobs, and what the company can do better to improve operations at the company. These findings demonstrate how cloud and mobile devices provide quick access to a firm's software for construction to benefit the company.
Randstad US, a human resources services provider, ranked IT professionals specializing in third platform as part of its list of the top careers in the new year. These IT experts are able to unlock the information that comes from mobile devices to help construction firms gain insights from these data streams
"The message for IT pros is to look at ways you can specialize in your job - ways to add value, even at the entry level," Hill told the source.