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UK graduates lack skills for big data

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

UK graduates do not have the rights skills for big data jobs according to a new survey of senior executives.

Only 1 in 10 UK firms looks at graduates when recruiting for big data roles according to a new report carried out by OnePoll on the behalf of Teradata.

72 per cent of respondents said that graduates were not considered because they lacked the necessary skills for a role in big data projects.

60 per cent of respondents said that it was difficult to find workers with the right mix of skills as IT education has struggled to keep pace with developments in the IT industry and the rise of big data.

The survey revealed that businesses are increasingly looking for candidates with technical skills over business skills.

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