Gramener has won the Silver prize in the prestigious Analytics Solutions category at this year’s Express IT Awards. The awards were adjudged by eminent jury panel comprising of corporate strategists, academicians and thought-leaders from the IT industry. Team Gramener is proud to receive the award from the Chief guest of the event , Honourable Union minister Mrs Nirmala Seetharaman.
It’s useful to understand where these jobs are coming from. Let’s explore the Naukri database.
To begin with, we find that the IT industry is absorbing almost half of all of the analytics jobs. Banking is the second largest, but trails at almost one fourth of IT’s recruiting volume. It is interesting that data rich industries like Retail, Energy and Insurance are trailing near the bottom, lower than even construction or media, who handle less data. Perhaps these are ripe for disruption through analytics?
Among Bangalore leads the cities, followed closely by the Delhi NCR. Mumbai is next. Between them, they cover over 50% of the demand. These cities are also hubs not just for analytics, but for any data job in general.
Does this mean you need to be in Bangalore looking for an IT job to get into analytics? Well, it does help, but it’s useful to know which companies are recruiting specific cities. For example, at Hyderabad, pharma companies like Novartis Healthcare and E I DuPont are recruiting actively. So are financial services companies like Invesco and Thomson Reuters.
These jobs typically pay between 6-10 lakhs. Of course, this varies based on level of experience. There are 30 open positions today that pay over Rs 1 cr, as well as over 5,000 positions that pay under Rs 3 lakhs. But there’s no doubt that a career in analytics is lucrative and has a heavy upside — at least for the scale of recruiting that is ongoing. (Investment banking does pay more. But there are far fewer jobs.)
The most common educational requirement is an engineering degree, followed by an MBA. Among the graduates, the preference for engineers is overwhelming, and the demand for a B.Com, B.Sc or B.A is less than a sixth of the demand for an engineer. On the post-graduation side, the difference is less stark. An MBA is preferred marginally over M.Tech who are preferred marginally over CA, MCA or MS.
So there you are. The classic candidate for an analytics job is an engineer with an MBA working for a software company in Bangalore. But there’s enough room for analytics jobs for any graduate in Hyderabad in pharma companies, or in Pune at telecom companies and so on.
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Gramener was among 11 startups invited to Capgemini’s Startup Day 2016, Bangalore. The event, held on November 21, was a platform to exhibit the offerings by these enterprises before the Capgemini leadership, their Centre of Excellence teams as well as other employees. Also present were representatives from some of Capgemini’s clients. The other startups at the event operate in areas such as IoT, Blockchain services, VR, AI, Machine Learning, among others.
Gramener’s Chief Sales Officer, Mayank Kapur, made an elevator pitch to highlight key information about the firm and our portfolio. The prestigious names among Gramener’s clientele evoked an evident response from the audience.
The key part of the event was showcasing our body of work at the booth. The eye-catching video running on our screen played a big part in capturing attention of the participants. In particular, Gramener’s Trade Analytics dashboard built for India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry was very well-received.
Audience interest varied over a wide spectrum. Some among the strategic leadership were looking to explore avenues of partnership with Gramener. They were keen on understanding the possible engagement models.
On the other hand, functional unit or client account heads were looking to understand Gramener’s offerings, and how Gramener was different Qlik Sense, Tableau and Spotfire. These discussions invariably gravitated towards the richness of visuals, innovative data representations, customisation, and ability to handle large-scale data.
Another aspect that drew a positive response was the fact that Gramener’s solutions included the consulting element, and thus would be better aligned with business requirements.
The self-service abilities of other visualisation products on the market was another focus point; visitors understood how that customer segment was different from Gramener’s.
Participants with technical leanings were curious about the technology stack underlying our Gramex product. Most were surprised that this was a home-grown platform, and did not make use of R, SAS, SPSS etc. under the hood.
An event like this leaves you amazed at the extent to which innovators in India are stretch technology, and more importantly, imagination.