D-Insights leverage Draup’s proprietary data, research, and analytics to identify emerging trends in technology and talent. You can get insights on a variety of themes such as disruptive technologies, emerging business trends, outsourcing patterns, global R&D landscape, emerging talent trends while also understanding various market shifts and indicators.

  • Powering cloud skills with reskilling programs

    Cloud enablement strategy across enterprises is driving CIOs to undertake reskilling initiatives to fill the demand for cloud-related skills. Adjacent inhouse talents like developers and network engineers are undergoing micro and macro learning programs to address the skill needs across cloud tech stack.

    EdTech companies like Udemy, Coursera and EdX have framed cloud learning modules across AWS, VMware etc. to empower traditional IT engineers. Oracle has designed a learning subscription program segmented across computing, networking and development modules to help enterprises meet end-to-end cloud skill needs.

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    19th September, 2019
  • Reskilling evolves HR professionals to organizational development roles

    Rapid automation and digitization have disrupted many traditional job roles and gave rise to many new roles to address the changing disruptions in the organization structure and business functions. Organizational Development Specialist (ODS) is one such role that was created to enable change management with skills like training program assessment, instructional design, strategic planning, cost monitoring, and employee training among others.

    Traditional HR, business administration, psychology, training, and IT talents can be reskilled into an ODS role by taking university courses and certifications like Organizational Development Certification (University of Denver), Linkage’s on-site training and certification, organizational analysis certification (Stanford University) etc. Tech giants like Amazon are leveraging ODS to design and deploy concrete learning and development framework for their workforce to enable change management across traditional and new-age business functions.

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    17th September, 2019
  • Reskilling workforce is critical in Artificial intelligence era

    AI-led technology revolution and rapid development is impacting every industry as AI/ML has large scale adoption across value chain and business functions. Due to this pervasiveness of AI/ML technologies, the supply-demand gap of AI/ML skills is expected to double in the next 2 years reaching ~800K job openings globally. The aggressive hiring tactics rolled out by firms to recruit AI/ML talent would suggest the supply of AI talent is nowhere near matching up to the demand.

    To address this problem, organizations started elevating adjacent talent like software developers, statisticians and programmers to acquire critical AI/ML skills through micro and macro learning modules. Organisations are partnering with universities and EdTech companies like Udemy and Coursera to offer classroom and online programmes for inhouse IT workforce to acquire Python, NLP and Deep learning skills. Reskilling the existing workforce helps organizations build a robust internal talent pipeline and improves employee retention and morale that will positively impact the bottom line.

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    13th September, 2019
  • How organisations leverage inhouse engineers for product management

    As the software industry matured, its products became more customer-focused, and companies realised the wisdom in applying the same principles of consumer product management to their products. Product managers need to envisage the software from start to finish and have the ability across design, development and strategy to ensure that all 3 modules are well aligned with the final solution.

    Google adopted newer ways for Product Management by structuring different product teams across data science, AI/ML etc. and appointed leaders with relevant technical expertise and project management skills. Organisations are leveraging various reskilling programs through online and offline courses for both technical (R, SAS, SQL etc.) and project management skills to elevate inhouse software engineers to product management.

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    5th September, 2019
  • Uber hiring Actuarial talent to boost safety standards

    Harnessing the power of new-age technologies, actuaries are in hot demand than ever before, taking on new roles, working for new types of firms, and shaping the digital agenda. Firms like Google and Uber are hiring actuarial talents to address challenges surrounding risk assessment, risk management, and liability. Actuaries are the ideal choice to analyze and help manage these risks as the new-age actuaries are reskilling themselves with technologies like machine learning and analytics on top of mathematics and statistical skills.

    Uber identified this aspect of using actuaries for non-traditional roles and formed a team of actuaries with data scientists and predictive modelers to enhance their safety features which include live location tracking, estimation of time of arrival, selfie test of drivers to discourage account sharing, KYC for riders and ML models and telematics to monitor driving.

    Such new-age actuarial workloads will surge the talent demand beyond financial industry and hence organisations are leveraging reskilling methodologies to address new-age skill gaps for actuaries with just traditional skills.

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    3rd September, 2019
  • Enterprises aggressively expanding to Tier II location for Digital Talent

    Due to intense hiring competition for digitaltalent, enterprises are now looking beyond traditional hotspots and focusing on Tier2locations like Austin to cash-in on the significant growth advantages. Although Austin has the lowest digital talent pool size of ~27,000, the hiring environment for local technology professionals is expected to remain strong the upcoming years. Austin is becoming a top destination for tech giants like Google and startups owing to the lowest talent and business cost.

    Apple and Google’s expansion to open a new center in Austin is signalling their intentions to exploit the digital talent pool in the emerging city. Several government-backed entrepreneurial initiatives and private start-up accelerator programs in Austin have made it lucrative for start-ups to set up base leading to talent development and migration in the city. The Texas Digital Government Summit is one such initiative that focuses on innovation, leadership, emergingtechnologies, and cybersecurity.

  • Pervasive digital technologies soar demand for cybersecurity engineers

    Pervasiveness of digital technologies and need for data connectivity across verticals have increased the risk of cyber-attacks thereby raising the demand for cybersecuritytalent. Companies like SingHealth (2018), Equifax (2017) and Facebook (2018) that suffered a huge data and financial loss due to the cyber security attacks have alerted their BFSI Healthcare and ICT peers to strengthen their security foundation across their digital framework.

    Security development and operation engineers are the highly demanded roles across organisations to engage in security use-cases such as end-point protection, intrusion detection, and penetration testing, ethical hacking and identity management. Certifications such as Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) are helping security engineers’ upskill to undertake niche security job roles.

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    27th August, 2019
  • Evolution of Software Product Manager

    Modern product managers need to maintain a balance between, focusing on the technical details of software product development and keep a watchful eye on the product’s larger, strategic objectives. Hence, software product managers are being majorly hired by enterprises from experience talent pool that have evolved after stints in technical roles such as design engineers, or software engineers and have relevant skills and experience in understanding product technicalities and objectives.

    In addition to advanced technical skills, software engineers and IT program managers that are progressing towards product management career need to reskill themselves with relevant product management skills. Universities and online learning platforms like Coursera, EdX are offering various courses and certifications like Certified Scrum Product Owner, Design thinking, R Programming, Data in SQL among others to help the software engineers reskill towards product management.

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    23rd August, 2019
  • 101 on Full Stack Engineers

    The role of fullstackengineer is in demand across verticals ranging from retail BFSI semiconductor to softwarefirms as the need of digital solutions are on rise. The rise in startup culture has fueled the full stack developer’s demand for projects that can be fulfilled by leveraging a full-stack developer who can execute across front, back and data layers of the development.

    Traditionally a full stack engineer had skills such as HTML and JavaScript but to tune with the rapid technological advancements, the current demand is for an ideal full stack engineer who possesses skills ranging from MachineLearning to Scala. Major firms like IBM Google AT&T are hiring such ideal full stack developers to fast track their digitalsolutions development.

  • Changing role of CIOs

    The role of a CIO has transformed into a more value added role by positioning around business strategy, digitization and product oriented responsibilities. Automating internal operations, ensuring superior customer experience, adoption of agile methodologies in business processes and external ecosystem collaboration have become critical CIO priorities.

    CIOs are focusing on training/upskilling current talent with digital capabilities through certifications and courses, primarily in AI/ML and IoT. Some of the certification courses include deep learning specialization, architecting big data applications, robotic process automation training using UiPath among others.

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    12th August, 2019
  • Harnessing The Power Of New-age Technologies

    Harnessing the power of new-age technologies like advanced analytics and bigdata, actuaries are more in demand than the past decade, taking on new roles, hired for new types of firms, and shaping the innovation agenda. Tech firms are facing different kinds of challenges surrounding risk assessment, risk management, and liability and actuaries are the perfect choice to analyze and help manage these risks.

    Mobility giant Uber hired Actuaries to compute insurance cost on a per-mile basis and later formed a Safety Analytics Team with DataScientists and Predictive Modelers to compute possible risks. Actuaries are reskilling themselves in machinelearning and data science to capitalize on the wide array of opportunities in insurance and technology firms.

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    1st August, 2019
  • Insurance CIOs

    Insurance CIOs are working closely with product owners to implement business process changes that necessarily accompany the implementation of these modules. CIOs are majorly focused on addressing the skill gap in the organization and building an effective team of data scientists, analysts, developers and managers that have the technical skill set to push the new initiatives/products forward.

    Automating internal operations, ensuring superior customer experience, adoption of agile methodologies in business processes and external ecosystem collaboration have become critical CIO priorities. Major players like AIG, Allstate and Liberty Mutual have hired more than 2,500 new age talents over the past 5 years primarily for analytics and development roles.

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    11th June, 2019
  • Cybersecurity Professionals Are In Demand

    The Cybersecurity role is one of the most sought after roles in technology. Cybersecurity professionals are in demand across multiple industries including automotive, BFSI, enterprise software, telecommunications, and retail.

    Globally, job creation for Cybersecurity roles will reach ~1.5 million by 2021 with an average CAGR of 37%. Talent with Cybersecurity and Automation skills will have the highest demand over the next 5 years. To hire the right profile, it is important to assess the technical pedigree of a potential cloud engineer and the tools and technologies they are familiar with. The ideal profile will exhibit proficiency in Cryptography concepts, knowledge in network security protocol, and possess analytical acumen.

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  • AI and Big Data workforce

    The talent distribution of the AI and Big Data workforce is highly consolidated in the US. Of the estimated 280,000 AI and Big Data talent, 65% is consolidated in the Bay Area and Seattle. The Central and Eastern region’s talent is largely spread across start-ups as legacy firms are striving to compete and enable new age dynamics in their existing business functions.

    Talent in the Bay Area and Boston are expensive when compared to cities such as Phoenix and Dallas which are serving as great scouting locations for AI and Big Data talent. Boston has high talent scalability which is fueled by researchers at local universities.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports


    India continues to offer a significant cost advantage for talent in new age skills. With FTE cost for AI and Analytics talent less than half of global FTE costs, India has a huge potential to supply to the growing global demand. The average FTE for talent (AI & Big Data / Analytics) in the Silicon Valley Bay is still significantly higher when compared to other global locations.

    Globally, Machine Learning talent costs 15-25% more than Big Data/Analytics talent. At an average of $40,000, talent in India for these new age skills cost only around a third of the costs incurred in the Bay Area.

  • Seattle: Analysing maturity of the core 5G talent pool

    Seattle has a high density of mature installed talent in core 5G skills. The availability of mature talent is relatively higher compared to several other locations with nearly ~60% of the 5G workforce having work experience of more than 10 years.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • In Focus: Diversity Analysis Across Industries

    The Financial Services industry ranks second along with Media & Entertainment as far as women representation is concerned.

    While women constitute ~47% of the total American workforce, they only form 36% of the workforce in the BFSI sector. The industry ranks second in terms of women representation, which is second only to the healthcare industry. Over 22% of executives serving in financial boards are comprised of women with another 16% representation in executive committees. Bank of America and American Express are the top banks with a higher proportion of female and non-white employees.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports


    Immigrants in Israel predominantly choose science courses such as Engineering, Pharmacy, and Economics. The most preferred key skills by employers are typically, but not limited to Mathematics and Physics, Managing Information and thinking Analytics, and Medical Coding.

    The total immigration workforce in Israel is approximately 91,000, and the total overseas students are about 70K-75K, with Arab nationalities being the highest immigrants in the country.

    Israel is now a hotspot for talent in emerging skills such as Analytics, and Data Science. Provision of multiple programs in English, low cost of living, and the inclusion of free Visa policy for over 100 countries for a maximum stay of 3 months make Israel attractive for Immigrants who plan for a career in technology.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Ireland’s Talent Ecosystem

    Immigrants from a significant portion of Ireland’s talent ecosystem. Most migrants in Ireland’s technology sector belong to the UK, Poland, and India. The Irish unemployment rate is currently at its lowest rate of 3.1% thanks in part to relaxed visa policies for EU citizens and allowing degree students to easily get casual work during their stay by registering with the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

    People from EEA (European Economic Area) do not need a visa or a work permit for Ireland. People from countries outside the EEA however, require separate work visas and work permits.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports


    The global money laundering problem is costing industries up to $2 trillion per year. This accounts for 2-5% of the global GDP, and only 1% of the global illicit financial flows are seized. Record-breaking fines are being imposed on firms caught on violating the anti-money laundering laws.

    AML talent in the US, UK, and Canada is predominantly employed by US-based financial institutions. The global demand for AML talent is approximately 370K, of which 310,000 is employed in Banking & Insurance Companies, 18,000 in Investment Banking, Management Consulting, Audit & Tax related companies, and 10,000 in AML Software Providers and ITeS Service Providers (SPs).

    Roles such as AML KYC Analyst and AML Analyst are the most sought-after positions which account over 50% of the total demand. This is followed by Risk & Regulations Management and ALM Sanctions Analyst roles. While Compliance AML KYC Analyst and AML Analyst roles are the top hired workforce in top AML talent hotspots like New York, London, Canada, UAE and Singapore.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports


    The expansion of R&D talent footprint globally over the past 4 years is rapid, with India and Bay Area emerging as the hotspots. The medical devices’ industry is aggressively expanding its global presence by investing in R&D centres. The R&D investments in India and China have been growing at a rapid pace thanks to their competitive advantage. Companies are leveraging the opportunities at these locations to develop imaging and non-imaging diagnostic solutions.

    The Bay Area is also fast emerging as one of the top hubs in this sector. With tech giants building software-centric solutions, the area is well on its way toward becoming a rich medical device hub. Thermo Fischer and GE Healthcare have opened software COEs in the area. Suzhou and Shanghai are at the heart of China’s R&D growth. Fresenius, Medtronic and Thermo Fischer are amongst the top medical devices’ companies that have opened multiple R&D centres in China. India’s GICs are highly empowered allowing them to engage in strategic partnerships with vendors. Medicaldevices companies are primarily investing in Bangalore and NCR.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • AI And Big Data Analytics Roles

    Globally, Job Creation for AI and Big Data Analytics roles will reach 960K in 2021 India is expected to grow at a faster rate (~25%) compared to the rest of the world. The Job Creation for Big Data/Analytics roles will grow at a much lower rate (~7%) compared with AI over the next 3 years

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • BFSI Industry Goes Through Digital And AI Transformation

    As the BFSI industry goes through digital and AI transformation, the banks are shoring up their talent pool with AI roles. Among locations in US, New York and Bay Area are the high volume feeder for AI roles.

    Unlike most believe, The Fintech disruption is not just restricted to the valley. We will soon publish a global view of the same. Reach out to, if you would like to know more or share your opinion.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Amsterdam Talent Landscape

    Amsterdam has a strong tech landscape of 60,000 employees spread across 1050 tech companies, ~55% of which is home-grown

    ~15% of the work force is comprised of immigrants, primarily from other European nations

    Amsterdam has a rich ICT ecosystem comprising of homegrown tech firms, start-ups and international tech giants. Finance, Retail & Media are the top employers of a total workforce of ~9 million. Close to 10K new tech jobs were added in the last 3 years. Home-grown start-ups & scale-ups grew employment by 13% and foreign tech companies by another 9%. Majority of tech talent and employers is spread across the central and western Amsterdam. Unicorns such as and Adyen, as well as, US based tech giants are top employers of tech talent.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Top R&D Spenders In Aerospace

    Airbus, Boeing, UTC and BAE retain their leadership from 2016 with Leonardo breaking into top 5 despite having a lower revenue than Safran LockheedMartin are the clear outliers. They spend less on R&D than companies who's revenues are ~2x lower

    2017 R&D Spend numbers in Aerospace has fallen by ~1.3 Billion (6%) since 2016 and 0.3 Billion (1.5%) since 2015. The industry has moved from making over-ambitious moonshots to innovating to reduce costs and improve features like FuelEfficiency. As a result, there has been a small drop in the overall spending. This could also be a warning sign as Aerospace is facing a talent refresh problem and are struggling to replace it's ageing workforce.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports


    Universities in Madrid are adding close to 5,000 fresh tech talent annually. Madrid has a healthy tech ecosystem comprising of homegrown tech giants, enterprising startups and multinational corporations. Though 30% of the workforce is engaged in agriculture, Madrid has a rich software talent ecosystem.

    Of the available ~1,49,000 engineers, over 60% of this workforce is employed with multinational corporations. Large corporates such as Google, IBM, and Intel are the top employers of tech talent. The most sought-after job roles the tech ecosystem are UI designer, BigData engineer and DataScientist.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • US Talent Migration patterns post 5G Implementation

    Several catchment areas are emerging as talent hotbeds Installing 5G catchment areas in several parts of the US has had a cascading effect on talent migration. Top telecom giants such as T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T have announced setting up 5G network operations in LasVegas, Minneapolis, and SanFrancisco which have now emerged as talent hotbeds.

    . NewYork, Austin and SanFrancisco have partnered with telecom players thereby attracting TEMs and network providers to R&D centers. This has lead to the creation of jobs that cater to 5G implementation and orchestration.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • New York Offers High Talent Scalability

    NewYork and the BayArea are the top 2 hotspots for FinTech-based companies, start-ups and talent. The Bay Area and New York have been identified as top hotbeds for Fintech start-ups primarily in AlternativeFinancing and Investment tech segments.

    The top 5 cities in the US for Fintech, namely NewYork, BayArea, Chicago, Boston, and WashingtonDC, account for over 90,000 of FinTech talent. New York offers high talent scalability while Chicago offers significant cost advantage which makes these 2 locations hotbeds for FinTech activity.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Data Science Talent Availability

    China and Israel are significantly ahead of India in DataScience talent availability Chinese AI and BigData talent is predominantly employed by large corporations, both MNC and local, such as Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, Amazon, eBay etc.

    The presence of large firms such as GE, Amazon and IBM has lead to the creation of a mature BD ecosystem in India as well. However, in Israel, this talent is primarily driven by startups such as BrainQ, Iguazio and Tech Giants such as Microsoft, Samsung and Google.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • New Age Job Roles Than Other Types Of Companies

    Gaming and Automotive companies tend to hire more in New Age job roles than other types of companies 10 of the top 20 NewAge hirers are gaming companies or companies that have some presence in the gaming industry We analysed 1 million job postings from 259 companies tagged across 4000 tech lines.

    Due to the pace of tech innovation and disruption in their industries, Automotive and Gaming companies are forced to invest heavily in New Age tech like AR/VR, AutonomousDriving etc. Visteon and ActivisionBlizzard lead this trend - more than 3 in every 4 of their job postings are in a New Age field

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Where Do American CEOs Work?

    California, predictably, is head and shoulders over all other American states for the total number of CEOs that reside there Surprisingly, Florida is a distant second ahead of Financial and Academic hotspots Illinois, NewYork state, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania Identifying the America state with the most CEOs will allow sales teams to identify and target ideal sales locations.

    . CEOs generally sit out of corporate HQ and therefore, the bulk of the decision making power of their company will be concentrated in that location.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • About 1 Million jobs are expected to be created in AI and Big Data/Analytics roles in 2021

    The global demand for AI and BigData roles is only increasing. Based on Draup projections, this number is set to reach ~450,000 (2018: ~100,000) and ~510,000 (2018: ~415,000) for AI and Big Data respectively.

    Globally, job creation for AI and Big Data Analytics roles will reach 960K in 2021 with an average CAGR of 23%. India’s AI/BD talent growth rate is expected to be higher than several other countries around the world at 25%. This translates to 68,000 for Big Data / Analytics and 74,000 for ArtificialIntelligence roles in India alone.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Over 45% Of Sydney’s Workforce Is Comprised Of Immigrants

    Favourable immigration policies, lax visa rules, and top-quality educational facilities have made Australia a hotbed for international talent. The abundance of job opportunities and the growing tech eco-system have allowed immigrants with specialized skills to form over 45% of the 2.2 MN total workforce.

    Indian and Chinese nationals favour new age skills like MachineLearning and DataAnalytics while immigrants from the UK are favouring programs in Networking. Major tech giants like Microsoft, Google, and Atlassian have established RHQs in Sydney over the last 5 years.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Software Graduates That Universities Produce Annually

    The ~2,000 software graduates that universities produce annually does little to meet the growing demand HongKong has limited access to S/W engineering talent pool, capped at ~15,000 installed software engineers with ~1,100 engineers equipped with ML/ Data science skills.

    This shortage along with other factors such as increased real estate costs, are driving the rising cost of software talent in Hong Kong. BFSI emerge as top employers of ML talent skills largely for optimizing and automating backend banking operations. HSBC is among the top employers of S/W talent mainly in the areas of financial risk management.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Consumer Software and Consumer Electronics CEOs

    In our study of skills listed by CEOs on their public profiles and biographies, the Media & Entertainment CEOs ranked first, followed by leaders of FMCG and MedicalDevices companies Consumer Software and Consumer Electronics CEOs, rank near the bottom for diversity of skills listed The number of skills listed by a CEO is a good indication of the different focus areas of an executive.

    . Listing a greater number of skills in your page reflects the ability of that CEO to drive different initiatives that the company undertakes whether it is related to finance, operations or technical programs.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Female Workforce As Percentage Of The male Workforce In India

    Female participation in the workforce as % of male participation has been declining since the start of the IT boom in India The gender gap is currently wider than it has been at any point in the last 30 years Indian initially saw a rise in participation post the liberalisation of the economy in the early 90s but since the nation shifted gears and adopted IT, the GenderGap has started growing larger and larger.

    One potential explanation is the lower number of femalegraduates that are being generated, in comparison to males every year.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Based On The Draup Hiring Index, Graduates From Purdue University

    Based on the Draup Hiring Index, graduates from Purdue University are on average more hireable than graduates from other universities UnitedStates universities dominate the top 30 with only 2 non US representatives, both from Israel.

    The Draup Hiring Index is a measure of the skills and experience that an individual has gained and how that affects his potential to create value. Purdue University graduates, on average, are more hireable than graduates from other universities such as the UniversityofMichigan, UCBerkely and Stanford. US-based universities occupy 28 of the top 30 slots while the remaining two slots are occupied by Technion and TelAvivUniversity.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • ML Talent

    Singapore has a rich Machine Learning ecosystem with a talent pool of over 2,200. Over 50% of this talent is present in leading organizations that form the top 18%. IBM, SAP, and GrabTaxi are the top employers of Machine Learning talent in Singapore.

    GrabTaxi sources ML talent to strengthen its demand predictive analytics algorithms. Apart from tech firms, banks such as DBS and OCBC employ ML talent to battle fraud and financial crimes and for risk modeling.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Singapore Offers An Economy With a Healthy Tax

    Singapore offers an economy with a healthy tax and legal environment, immigration-friendly incentives and a rich environment suitable for technology firms and startups.

    The median salary in Singapore is $56,300 while the median salary for ML is $73,200, thereby providing companies with cost arbitrage over Tier-1 US locations like Seattle where talent costs 25-30% more. The median salary for ML is significantly higher than other skills such as analytics and design, emphasising its demand.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Language In Earning Calls Reached Peak Negativity Around The 2008 Financial Crisis

    In 2008, nearly 15% of the total sentiment score was derived from words that had negative connotations That negativity score has dropped by around 66% to to ~5% of the overall sentiment in 2018

    We performed a sentiment analysis of Earnings Calls Transcripts dating back to 2005. Based on the language used by the executives, our algorithms provided a positive and negative score to each statement. The negative score peaks around the 2008 financial crisis and the market slowdown that followed.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Outsourcing Micro-verticals in Retail

    17.88% of all outsourcing in the Retail industry can be categorised under Analytics, Big Data & BusinessIntelligence Carrefour, Home Depot & IKEA Group contribute to over 55% of Retail outsourcing in Analytics, BigData & BI.

    The paucity of software talent at Retail companies results in these companies primarily outsourcing InformationTechnology related projects to lower cost locations such as India. Of these deals, "Analytics, BI & Reporting" is the most "in-demand" micro-vertical with, large scale vendors like Tata Consultancy Services, IBM, Accenture, Capgemini and Infosys the primary deal winners.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Deep Dive - ML/Big Data Talent

    There is a significant outflow of fresh university talent in MachineLearning / Big Data from universities across the world. Globally, undergraduates account for 59% of ML/ BigData talent.

    Of this, about 62% of the total employable talentpool is graduating with B.E and B.Tech. degrees in ComputerScience. hashtag#Europe has the highest number of fresh ML/BD talent from universities. China and India are emerging locations where enrolment of Master’s and PhDs in ML/Big Data courses has increased substantially by over 23%.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Research Areas

    76% of all Artificial Intelligence courses are in "Horizontal Technology" areas such as NLP, NeuralNetworks and CognitiveScience.

    Outside of the US & UK, verticalised AI courses in areas such as Healthcare, Legal or Education are almost non-existent. Bulk of the research effort and dollars is focused on more traditional fields such as VirtualReality and Computer Vision.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Top 4 Blockchain Hiring Locations

    The Bay Area has almost twice as many open Blockchain jobs as the next location, the Greater New York Area. Approximately 50% of these Blockchain job postings are for leadership or managerial positions Looking at Hiring in the BayArea is a good identifier for the emergence of new technologies.

    In Blockchain, the technology has not hit the required level of maturity that will allow Hi-Tech companies to build consumer facing products at scale. Companies are therefore hiring visionaries and senior leaders to help define the road-map and identify product-market fits. In other parts of the world, companies are already working on Blockchain services and micro-solutions for their clients - evidenced by the larger share of JobPostings for Engineers, Consultants and Specialists.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • The Race for Blockchain Talent

    The likes of IBM, Oracle, SAP and Microsoft and other enterprise focused businesses are leading the race to acquire Blockchain talent. Large companies hiring in Blockchain have not started building products, yet. The above companies are hiring talent to help develop technical solutions that solve a client’s problems or for Blockchain evangelism.

    There is a distinct lack of interest in the technology from Silicon Valley firms like Google and Facebook in this field. The lack of participation from SiliconValley product firms is due to the fear that the tech is not ready to scale - the computational energy required to post a single Blockchain transaction is enough to power the average U.S. household for a week.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Over 25% Of Engineering Graduates Within The EU Come From EasternEurope

    Poland, Romania, Austria, CzechRepublic and Hungary account for more than 75% of fresh engineering talent in Eastern Europe. This has also given rise for Europe to emerge as a hot outsourcing destination.

    . Bucharest, Lublin, and Kiev are the preferred locations for engineering outsourcing. Earlier this year, Bosch announced the construction of its engineering centre in the Romanian north-western city of Cluj-Napoca, a project worth €25 M.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Eastern Europe is emerging as Automotive's own Bay Area

    These locations are preferred for their low cost + high talent availability Poland is the ideal location for talent as it has generated over 100 thousand STEM graduates Romania, on the other hand, accounts for close to 50% of the installed ER&D talent of global automotive firms.

    Of the 55 new start-ups in the automotive industry since 2013, 17 were setup in Romania and Poland. Most of these start-ups have set up shop in Bucharest & Cluj-Napoca in Romania, and Warsaw & Cracow in Poland. They are primarily working on CarRentals and ElectricVehicles.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Eastern Europe - Auto Investment Hotspot

    Romania, Poland and the CzechRepublic account for over 75% of the total installed talent in the region.

    Automotive companies are making a beeline for Eastern Europe as the geography emerges as a key destination due to a plethora of software talent. Almost 27 of 70 global automotive companies have ER&D centres in EasternEurope and total installed talent of these companies is around 27,000 employees. Continental, Groupe Renault and Volkswagen AG have the highest ER&D installed talent base in the region.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Microsoft M&A Timeline

    Another indicator of Microsoft's shift from a consumer business to focusing on enterprises is the heightened M&A activity post Satya Nadella taking over the reigns of the company.

    Nadella's first full year as CEO saw almost as much M&A as the previous 3 years combined.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Microsoft Steps Up Searching Tech Hiring

    Amidst speculation that Microsoft is set to spin-off Bing into it's own business, we looked at the number of SearchTech job postings from the company.

    Their share of all search jobs in the market grew from 1% in April '17 to 22% in March 2018. Signal?

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Number of Job Postings By Facebook

    The number of job postings by Facebook that mention the word "privacy" and are also tagged to "Artificial Intelligence & Data Science" saw tremendous, unexpected growth in Jan, 2018.

    The spike in AI jobs post the end of 2017 correlates with real world events and scandals that involve Facebook. This could be an indication of the approach Facebook will take to solve these issues.

    Source: DRAUP Data Platform, Annual Reports

  • Outsourcing Intensity of Indian R&D Centres

    The trend line indicates that companies first set up an R&D center in a global location to build a relationship with the surrounding partner ecosystem. As the center scales, the total outsourcing begins to regress in proportion to the growth in headcount.

    This indicates that companies start to bring more work in house as their capabilities grow. Exceptions to the rule are companies headquartered in India as shown by Tata Motors in the chart.

  • Automation Job Postings In Bengaluru

    In the second half of 2017, the number of "Automation" job postings in "Bengaluru, India" has seen tremendous growth.

    This growth hasn't been matched by other key Indian locations.