Massive amounts of data can prove challenging to analyze. New types of visualization toolsets like Spotfire, Qlikview and Tableau allow for intuitive and speedy data probing. While these positions could fall close to a generic business intelligence developer category, Hadoop is really hot now and is a new breed of a specialized skill set, according to KForce.
"These skills are highly sought after in the short run as contract resources. As the supply of these resources catches up to the demand, and the toolsets mature, it is likely that the rates for these positions will moderate, and therefore more of these resources will converts to full time employee positions," says Jones.