The new employment figures for ICT in Belgium came through yesterday: 6500 jobs created in the past year. In that same year, the number of job openings grew from 14000 to 14250.
The BI consultant in me is rubbing his hands with glee when I read such news. The fact that good people are unavailable to do projects simply means more failures in BI projects and more opportunity for us real BI consultants and real BI companies to pick up the pieces later.
No, I don’t have any numbers to prove that of-course. 76% of all statistics is made up anyway, including this one. However, my experience tells me that there are more than enough people out there willing to take on work that they know nothing about. No offense to my esteemed wood-be colleagues, but in 2008 there is still an astounding number of people that think that building a data warehouse in 3NF is a great idea.