Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and cloud computing are reshaping the way we work. The rapid adoption of these technologies, in everything from manufacturing to healthcare, is opening up new opportunities for workers with the skills needed to thrive in the digital economy.
The report is based on big data analysis of: 417 million online job postings over a period of 10 years in 10 countries: Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
key take aways
Learning at all career stages needs to be prioritized.
Policy should be shaped to encourage studies in future skills.
Renewed engagement with employees is needed.
Employers need to double down on flexibility.
We are in the middle of a profound shift in how we all work and that brings challenges and opportunities. We all must focus on how we can adapt, reskill and embrace technology to find opportunities in this new world of work. However there is a risk that people are left behind. I believe business leaders and policymakers need to step up to make sure the digital revolution is an equal one for all workers.
—Sander van ‘t Noordende - CEO and Chair of the Executive Board Randstad N.V.
advanced data analytics
Demand for data analytics has spread across jobs 15.5 x more quickly than the demand for the average skill.
Demand in the US is diffusing across jobs roles more than 10x faster than demand for the average skill.
In the US and UK, the demand has been diffusing between 6-9x faster.
automation and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Skills related to automation and the IoT are diffusing as much as 6x quicker on average than demand for other skills.
digital skills related to business and sales
Demand for digital skills connected to business and sales spread 8.5x faster than average, with the strongest growth in social media skills.
preparingfor the future.
The digital revolution can create millions of jobs but also displace workers due to the shifting division of labor between humans and machines.