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Job Postings For Python, NoSQL, Apache Hadoop Way Up This Year 52

Posted by Soulskill
from the year-of-the-accidental-dba dept.
Nerval's Lobster writes: "Dice [note: our corporate overlord] collects a ton of data from job postings. Its latest findings? The number of jobs posted for NoSQL experts has risen 54 percent year-over-year, ahead of postings for professionals skilled in so-called 'Big Data' (up 46 percent), Apache Hadoop (43 percent), and Python (16 percent). Employers are also seeking those with expertise in Software-as-a-Service platforms, to the tune of 20 percent more job postings over the past twelve months; in a similar vein, postings for tech professionals with some cloud experience have leapt 27 percent in the same period. Nothing earth-shattering here, but it's perhaps interesting to note that, for all the hype surrounding some of these things, there's actually significant demand behind them."
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Job Postings For Python, NoSQL, Apache Hadoop Way Up This Year

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  • Percentages? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 07, 2014 @01:37AM (#46936995)

    Percentages can be very misleading, do they have raw numbers?

    If there was only one python posting last year but 10 this year, that's 1000%!!!

  • Re:Percentages? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by antifoidulus (807088) on Wednesday May 07, 2014 @01:41AM (#46937009) Homepage Journal
    Not just raw numbers, some sort of weighting system would be useful too. A lot of postings I've seen throw in a lot of these technologies as sort of a "nice to have", but don't really require them nor will they most likely be used on the job. However the search engine will still hit upon them, influencing the numbers. TFA has no mention of their methodology or what they define the various positions to be, so I'm guessing their methodology is "search every job posting we have had for certain words and count them".... Wonder if they used map-reduce to do so :P

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