Industry Insights

Tech Unemployment Hits 19-Year Low


Tech unemployment hasn’t been this low since the turn of the
century, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data crunched by

As of May, tech’s unemployment rate sat at 1.3 percent. “There is now the very real …

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Big Banks’ Technology Jobs Aren’t What You Expect


If you thought big banks are such big spenders on technology that they’re actually “tech companies” in disguise, you might want to take a long, hard look at some of the recent reports coming out of UBS’s Evidence Lab. In the …

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Data Engineer, Data Analyst, Data Scientist: What’s the Difference?


If you want to make sure you don’t lose your job in the next five years, you probably want to know something about Big Data, or even switch to a data-related career. But what do Big Data jobs entail?

Speaking …

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Python Still Swallowing R, Groovy Blasts Into Top 20: TIOBE


The TIOBE Index for July is out, and there’s not much movement at the top of the leaderboard. Python has usurped C++ for third place, which is actually impressive; plus, it ate or slithered past a few popular languages to …

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Python: Most Studied Language Among Developers


Python is the most-studied language among developers, with 27 percent of respondents to a recent JetBrains survey saying they’ve either started or continued to learn it in the past year.

While Python isn’t the most-used language among those developers/respondents (that …

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8 Job Hunting Tips for Aspiring Tech Professionals


As the calendar moves quickly toward late June, we are trending toward the tail end of the college graduation season, which is an incredibly exciting time. To those newly-minted graduates, congratulations on a major life accomplishment! All your hard work …

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Hedge Funds: Big Pay for Engineers, Technologists


Should you be applying for a technology job with a hedge fund? Sure, if you want to get paid. While banks are generally considered to pay less than big tech companies, hedge funds such as Citadel Investment Group seem to …

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Survey: Would You Rather Have Quality Job Perks or Better Pay?


Pay for tech professionals is plateauing. Meanwhile, employers are trying to make working at their company interesting, with more perks and benefits (remote work, flexible schedules, full-service juice bar, you name it). So we want to know: Do you want …

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Cybersecurity Jobs Look Promising in Finance IT


The tide may be turning for banking technology jobs. After long years of increasing investment, there are growing signs that banks are subjecting their technology budgets to the sort of vigilance applied to other areas of the business. However one …

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Python Now Required for These Banking, Finance Jobs


If you can’t code and you work in finance, you risk being pushed out by those who can. Not today, not tomorrow, but soon. Slowly, surely, the need for coding skills in a variety of languages, including Python, is percolating …

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