Hyderabad: Hyderabad has become the second most preferred destination to hire data science professionals. Almost 15 per cent of hiring managers and recruiters reposed faith in the city to hire data science professionals, as per a study by an edtech company.
Termed as the emerging cyber hub, Hyderabad offers talent across skills like natural language processing, artificial intelligence, automation, computer vision, analytics and machine learning. With a large number of IT companies setting up development centres in the city and also top-notch technology institutes offering courses in various fields, Hyderabad has over the years emerged as the go-to destination for technology talent.
As per a study by Great Learning on hiring trends, while Bengaluru is still the preferred destination for data science professionals, Hyderabad figures second in the list. The study also shows that 92 per cent of hiring managers are witnessing massive supply gap when hiring data science talent in India. The study also flags emerging skill gaps in data science specialist skills like NLP, AI, Robotics and Automation, ML and so on.
“As a strong endorsement of the growing mainstreaming of the Data Science domain, close to half of the surveyed hiring managers consider a formal qualification / degree in Data Science to be essential for a career in Data Science. The study also finds that the lack of gender parity is an issue in the Data Science domain, like it is with the broader tech domain,” the study says.
· 92 per cent confirmed that they have witnessed a wide demand and supply gap between Data Science talents in India.
· 57 per cent believed that the gap between supply and demand exists at the Entry Level / Fresher level
· 27 per cent of the hiring managers believe that the talent gap exists in the Mid-level roles of Team Lead and Project Management, highlighting the need to upskill both early stage and mid-career professionals with enterprise-specific use cases of Data Science.
· The biggest skills lacuna was identified in the area of Natural Language Processing (NLP) by 15 per cent of the hiring managers followed by Artificial Intelligence (12 per cent), Automation (11 per cent), Computer Vision (CV) (10 per cent), Analytics (9 per cent) and Machine Learning (7 per cent).
Hackathons and Recruitment Events are the most preferred method amongst recruiters to hire candidates. Hackathons provide managers an opportunity to test the candidates in real life situations by simulating an environment where the candidates must find solutions to a given business case or problem. This method is followed by Employee Referrals, which 22 per cent of the respondents identified as the preferred method of hiring. This is followed by common methods like online job sites and campus recruitment.
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