Analytics India Industry Study 2013


Every year we take up this independent study to recognize the concentration of analytics professionals and employers across various cities in India as well as infer emerging trends in this area. Please note that the below numbers are estimates from independent study done by Analytics India Magazine and do not take up any data from other similar studies.

Read last year’s study here.


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India accounts for just 9% of analytics professionals worldwide. This signals a huge potential for growth in analytics through outsourcing, though traditional models of delivery might not work in case of analytics. Despite this number, the analytics industry in India had a tremendous growth in last year. By our estimate, the number of analytics professionals increased by 50% over last year.

Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 8.20.02 PMNCR still contributes the highest number of analytics professionals in India at 29%. It is followed by Bangalore at 25% and Mumbai at 20%. Comparing it with 2012 numbers, the contribution of NCR fell from 31% in 2012 to 29% in 2013. Similarly, Bangalore’s contribution fell marginally from 26% to 25%. Mumbai gained from 18% to 20%.

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The top ten analytics employers (in terms of employee numbers in analytics) are TCS, Genpact, IBM, Cognizant, Accenture, Infosys, HP, Wipro, Deloitte, Mu Sigma and WNS. Comparing this with the last year’s top 10 list, HSBC and Dell have been replaced by Mu Sigma and WNS.

Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 8.20.26 PMIn terms of industries/ functions, almost half of analytics professionals in India work in the area of IT/ITES, followed by BFSI at 16%, Marketing (15%) and Consulting (9%).

The average years of work experience of analytics professionals in India is 6.4 years. 30% of analytics professionals in India have 6 to 10 years of work experience. Also, this year the industry added almost 23,000 fresher in the analytics workforce (people with 0-2 years of work experience). 15% of analytics professionals are in leadership position (VP/Director/ CXO).

Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 8.20.43 PM42% of analytics professionals in India work for organizations with employee strength of more than 10,000. On the other extreme, 12% work for organizations with less than 50 employee strength.

Only 6% of organizations worldwide that provide analytics and related services have operations in India. Interestingly, the number of analytics organizations in India almost doubled in last one year. 87% of these organizations have employee strength of less than 200, of which 25% have less than 10 employees. These numbers last year were 92% and 27% respectively.

Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 8.20.58 PM30% of all analytics organizations in India are based out of Bangalore, followed by NCR (21%) and Mumbai (18%). Comparing it with 2012 numbers, the NCR numbers fell from 26% in 2012 to 21% in 2013. Hyderabad gained the most from 8% to 11%.

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