Umbrella Company employees who specialise in STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and data analysis can look forward to plenty of new opportunities in 2015 if the most in-demand skills for 2014 trend into the New Year, newly released data from LinkedIn suggests.
The business-orientated social networking giant has just published the most sought-after skills in the UK for 2014 after analysing skills and experience data from its 330 million-strong worldwide member base. The results reveal that the top 25 most in-demand skills are dominated by STEM subjects, with professionals demonstrating expertise in data analysis, retrieval and storage being especially sought after. Organisations across a diverse range of industries are seeking to harness the benefits of big data.
The list of skills that got people hired in the UK this year are as follows:
- Middleware and integration software.
- Storage systems and management.
- Statistical analysis and data mining.
- Perl/ Ruby/ Python.
- Data engineering and data warehousing.
- Network and information security.
- Business intelligence.
- SEO/ SEM marketing.
- Foreign language translation.
- Mobile development.
- Data presentation.
- Public policy and international relations.
- Algorithmic design.
- User interface design.
- Web architecture and development framework.
- Integrated circuit design.
- SAP ERP systems.
- C/ C++.
- Corporate law and governance.
- Data management and software.
- Mining and commodities.
- Marketing campaign management.
STEM skills are particularly strongly reflected in the UK’s professional contracting community, many of whom, it would seem, can expect multiple offers in the New Year.