Which Sector Has The Most Openings For Data Analysts

Which Sector Has The Most Openings For Data Analysts Here is an overview or a rundown of the companies that are focussing on recruiting analytics professionals in Kolkata. With the year almost mid way some distinct hiring trends in the realm of data analytics can be identified in India.

There is a paradigm shift in the hiring trends as historically only the big companies like TCS, Cognizant, IBM, Wipro, HSBC and PWC were the major players recruiting the breed of data scientists and analysts. But presently wider spectrums of industry categories with diverse functional roles are looking to recruit data analysts. We scanned more than 5000 advertisements and announcements for hiring of data science personnel throughout the internet in all job searching portals for the past 3 months to gather insight as to who are the major recruiters of data people in India. Here is the skinny on the analytical roles that are being sought after in India at present.

Segregation according to the industries:


Here is the list of companies that are hiring data analysts:

  1. IBM Global Process Service Ltd.
  2. Cognizant Technology Solutions
  3. Accenture Pvt. Ltd
  4. Wipro Ltd.
  5. Genpact
  6. TATA Business Support Services Ltd.
  7. Opera Solutions
  8. SBR Technologies
  9. Graviton Consulting
  10. Price Waterhouse Coopers Service Delivery Centre

Healthcare Sector:

Medica Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.

Banking / Financial Services Delivery / Equity Research:

HSBC Electronic Data Processing India Pvt. Ltd.

KPO / Analytics / Business intelligence / Research:

Cozum Analytics, HSBC Analytics, Wipro Analytics, ICRA Techno Analytics, Accenture Pvt. Ltd., EBIW Info Analytic Pvt. Ltd., Sibia analytics and consulting services etc.

Market research:

Reliance Communications Ltd.

Niche specific hirers:

Zacks Research Private Limited – Investment research / equity analytics

BH Services (this is a recruiting service for the disabled) – data specialists, advanced analytics BAO etc.

CSIR –Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute – Project Coordinator (Analytics Department)

The chief functional roles that are attracting data analysts:

  • Research and development
  • Customer service
  • ICT
  • Finance
  • Production
  • Marketing
  • Credit Risk analytics
  • Research on web
  • Banking research
  • Legal

In closing thoughts the trends of hiring in the job market has witnessed a massive shift to new industry verticals like market research, healthcare etc. Initially it was only confined to industries like IT, Banking, Business consulting and finances. The trend of IT and finance companies continue to hire analytics professionals, the start-ups in Indian metropolitans in the industry of web, IT, KPO analysis and consulting are also sourcing for data analytics talent for their in house team lately. Moreover, there are several international firms looking to establish their foundation within the Indian landscape and are hiring data analytics professionals at both the entry level as well as the medium level so, that they can get entry into the Indian economy will it is in its high. What is even more interesting is the fact that research institutes have also realized the importance of data analysis to make use of their data.

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