Skills Shortages in the UK Economy – Edge Bulletin 2
The second of Edge’s bulletins on the UK’s skills shortages shines a spotlight on the tech industry and the devastating economic impact of the government’s failure to encourage young people to study relevant subjects and upskill existing workers. An estimated 600,000 vacancies in digital technology are costing the country £63 billion a year.
This publication aims to help employers, educators and students develop a more common understanding of the language of digital jobs and degrees and share ideas for practical steps to improve the flow of talent. It was produced as part of a Tech Partnership-run project commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
A group of businesses from across the UK have come together to lead a review for government of Industrial Digitalisation - also described as the 4th Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. The interim report comes halfway through the review and summarises the group’s work to date.
Tech City Talent and Computer Science Graduate Employability Report (May 17)
This report sets out the key learning from the Tech Partnership’s Tech City Talent project, generously supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, which aimed to improve access by local computer science and IT degree students to internships with London tech SMEs. It also explores the wider challenges associated with computer science graduate employability.
Digital Skills Scotland: Evaluation Report (Mar 17)
This report presents the findings of the independent evaluation of Digital Skills Scotland, the Tech Partnership’s tech skills and employability training programme, generously supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, that aimed to make entry-level tech jobs in Glasgow and Edinburgh more accessible to local people looking for work.
Factsheet: Cyber Security Specialists in the UK (Feb 17)
This fact sheet provides an overview of demand/workforce trends for cyber security specialists in the UK using bespoke data from IT Jobs Watch together with supporting information from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS).
This joint report by the Tech Partnership and BCS continues to paint a startling picture: in a sector where there is a real skills gap, and where there are high value, creative and purposeful jobs to be done, only 17% of specialists are women.
Lloyds Banking Group's UK Business Digital Index looks into the digital maturity of small and medium-sized enterprises and charities in the UK, and the impact that their digital capability has upon their success.
Apprenticeship Levy likely impact on digital sector
The digital industries’ contribution to the Apprenticeship levy is likely to be between £120m and £150m, even after taking the rebate into account, says the Tech Partnership’s latest analysis of ONS data.
Factsheet: Demand For Digital Specialists (Jul 16)
This fact sheet provides an analysis of demand/supply trends for digital specialists in the UK using bespoke data from ITJobswatch, with supporting information from the ONS Annual Population Survey (APS) and the Eurostat ICT usage and e-commerce in enterprises survey.