IT Skills: Analyse This: The Future of IT Skills in Ireland

The iconic seat-of-the-pants trader is now being eschewed for graduates with IT skills, namely predictive modelling and data analytics, writes Marie Boran

23rd February, 2014
Jim Friars, chief executive of the Irish Computer Society.

In the olden days, a trader was someone who was able to sell, but right now the only people who are working in trading are those who are amazingly good at maths, statistics and modelling, said Aoife Donnelly, head of international recruitment, Next Generation Recruitment.

''It's about seeing trends in the data: being able to predict changes in behaviour and see where the market's going to go.

The ideal trader is now a mathematician who...

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