A lot has happened since April 2020 in the BI & Data Analytics hiring market in Ireland – recruitment ground to a halt with the announcement of the lockdown and remained slow over the summer. Flexible, financially solid organisations that value their data capabilities highly kept things moving, and from August onwards, we’ve seen hiring steadily return closer to normal levels.
We have seen companies adopt a slightly more cautious approach, incrementally growing teams in ones and twos rather than announcing bigger strategic hiring plans, such as putting a new team in place. Most demand has been for mid and senior-level engineers and analysts – it has been a relatively quiet period for the leadership and senior architect movement.
We have seen the strongest demand for candidates with Microsoft BI stack skills, in particular with the Azure suite and PowerBI. We are seeing the trend towards cloud-based BI & Analytics continue in a big way, with Azure and AWS being by far the 2 most selected providers.
In Q3 we saw a notable increase in demand for contractors, as we have in other spaces. We expect this trend to continue.