The most sought after (and fastest trending) skills for 2019

Wondering which skilled professionals major companies are actively seeking right now? New research has the answers. The Business Talent Group (BTG) has released its annual Skills Index tracking the most sought-after on-demand consulting skills needed by top companies.

“Leaders at the world’s top companies are embracing on-demand talent as a powerful way to acquire the skills, insights, and expertise they need to complete their most important work.” Explained Jody Greenstone Miller, Co-Founder, and Co-CEO of BTG.

There analysis, based on internal data from thousands of projects initiated by Fortune 1000 clients, shows marked increases in the fields of Marketing Communications and Manufacturing Strategy, but Project Management remains the most sought after skill overall.

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[View available Marketing opportunities]
[Project Management jobs hiring now]

So, while companies are hiring contractors and consultants to fill in the missing skillsets from their existing staff, what are they looking for the most?

Top 10 Most In-Demand Consulting Skills Right Now:

      • Project Management
      • Market Landscape
      • Program Management Office (PMO)
      • Strategic Planning
      • Growth Strategy
      • Change Management
      • Supply Chain
      • Market Access & Value Strategy
      • Technology/Systems Implementation
              Product Development/Product Launch

Top 10 fastest-growing skills (2019 vs. 2018)

      • Marketing Communications +750%
      • Manufacturing Strategy +367%
      • Post-Merger Integration +300%
      • Cost Reduction +250%
      • Business and Process Transformation +240%
      • Organizational Transformation +220%
      • CRM +200%
      • Data Science +200%
      • Project Management +133%
              Sourcing/Procurement +133%

Heading back to school this September? Consider adding on some credits in Project Management, Marketing Communications, or some of the other in-demand skills to boost your hireability on the job market.

See the full report, including a breakdown of in-demand skills by industry.

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