IT contracting skills are in demand
Whenever there is economic uncertainty, the knock-on effects are felt in a number of different sectors, and the upcoming EU referendum has prompted some questions about what might happen in the event of a Brexit that have been difficult for even the experts to answer.
One solution to this kind of problem could lie in the ability to analyse and draw conclusions using information in a way that has never been possible before. The rise in so-called ‘Big Data’ has not only provided the means for businesses to make better predictions and analyse variables more accurately, but it has also provided a large number of employment opportunities for IT contractors in recent months.
For those contractors with expertise in some of the more popular dashboarding tools, such as QlikView and Tableau, there is plenty of work available as companies’ senior stakeholders are insisting on more effective reporting. They want to access the more sophisticated side of the data that their businesses collect and spreadsheets and bar charts no longer suffice.
Coupled with the growth in the size and number of IT companies, the desire to make the customer experience as smooth and seamless as possible and the desire of stakeholders to access the information they want whenever they need it, and big data is becoming increasingly lucrative.
Companies are also looking for ways to capitalise on the huge amounts of data that they collect by using it to gain insight and intelligence which can help them with growth strategies and future plans, meaning that contractors with data analysis skills are in increasing demand.
Many firms in the logistics and ecommerce sectors are making big data a high priority, placing its importance above that of other technological considerations in order to ensure that they factor it in to their development schedules.
If you have skills that are in demand and are considering a career as an independent professional, then our guide to IT contracting is one of many useful resources that are available to help you understand the ins and outs of going it alone. We also have some handy contractor case studies which contain plenty of information, as well as our FREE 60 page guide to contracting which will answer many of your questions.
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