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Uptime Institute announces industry’s first global data centre staffing forecast report

Uptime Institute announces industry’s first global data centre staffing forecast report

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Uptime Institute has announced the availability of its Global Data Centre Staffing Forecast 2021-2025, the digital infrastructure industry’s first comprehensive forecast of workforce needs – by region, by data centre type and by staff minimum education requirements.

In every geographic region, data centre capacity is dramatically expanding in a build-out of historic proportions. That requires people – to design, build and operate data centres. The availability (or lack) of specialist staff will be an increasing concern for all types of data centres, from mega-growth hyperscales to small, private enterprise facilities. By quantifying demand, this research will help raise awareness of the strong employment opportunities for job seekers and give employers, education institutions and governments a way to measure the need for investment in workforce training and education.

Data centre staff requirements are forecast to grow globally from about 2 million full-time employees in 2019 to nearly 2.3 million by 2025. Most demand is expected in the Asia-Pacific region, followed by North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“This study helps us as an industry better understand the size and scope of the staffing challenge,” said Rhonda Ascierto, Vice President of Research, Uptime Institute. “It is also a quantitative assessment of the long-term career opportunities available. This is a fast-growing and dynamic industry – and we need people from all backgrounds, all over the world.”

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