Skill Sets to Talent Pool for 2018

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We have seen a large increase in positions within all disciplines of Risk over the last 12 months due to new regulatory initiatives needing to be put in place as well as new emerging technologies being utilised within FS.

The majority of these positions have been within Credit, Model Risk/Risk Analytics and Quantitative Risk and we see roles within these disciplines being in demand throughout 2018.

With new technologies being introduced at an ever-increasing rate we are seeing shortages within in the permanent market for all roles within Risk and Quantitative analytics as this is becoming more of a contractor market where candidates can demand high daily rates for using technologies such as Python and R (as well as Big Data) rather than the more traditional SAS and SQL skills that have been used historically.

With the introduction of new regulations and the strict timelines that have been in place for these to “go live” we are seeing many companies employing contract staff to get ahead but are then looking to replace these longer term with permanent members of staff. This is becoming increasingly hard due to contract rates being completely incomparable to what is being offered on a permanent basis and therefore Hiring Managers within the business are having to compromise as getting a like for like skill set is unlikely.

Operational risk has also seen an uplift in new positions that have come available, especially across the first line of defence but also within assurance and internal audit. IT controls and cyber security are also growth areas for obvious reasons with the increased reliance on technology.

We are also seeing a number of roles within FS being recruited outside of London with Cardiff, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester becoming major FS hubs.

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