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UK Analyst

What is Analyst?

Analyst is a highly intuitive tool that uses Lightcast's unparalelled labour market datasets to give you answers to critical questions relating to jobs, industries and skills in your region. Whether you’re an education provider looking to understand how the skills you teach relate to workforce skills demand; an economic development agency seeking to understand regional employer skills needs; or an organisation that simply needs to take a data-driven approach to labour market-related investments and interventions, Analyst is for you.

What does Analyst offer you?

Analyst gives you access to granular labour market data for your region of interest, to help you answer the following sorts of questions - and many more:

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✓ How many jobs do our local sectors employ?

✓ What types of jobs are they?

✓ Which sectors give our area an advantage?

✓ Who are the employers in each sector?

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✓ What are the top occupations in our location?

✓ Which jobs are growing the most?

✓ What is the median salary for specific jobs?

✓ What skills are required for these jobs?

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✓ Which skills are most in-demand in our area?

✓ Which are growing and declining fastest?

✓ What are the emerging skills in our area?

✓ What skills are specific employers looking for?

See Analyst in action

Click on the video to watch a short demo of Analyst in action. If you like what you see, get in touch to talk about how you can get a subscription for your organisation.

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“I can’t recommend Lightcast’s Analyst data platform enough. The data you get at the local level is above and beyond what combined authorities, industrial, LEP and LSIP strategies will give you. Lightcast data provides absolute frontline information about the education attainment of its community, industry, occupation, and skills trends, enabling us to design a curriculum that is really on point.” 

Stuart Allen ,

Group Director of Operations

SCL Education Group

5 major use cases

The vast amount of data in Analyst, plus the combination of structural labour market insights and job posting analytics, means it has multiple use cases for different types of organisation. Below are five major use cases, and in the sector underneath that you'll find Customer Success Story relating to each of these:

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Driving Economic Growth

Economic developers can understand their area's sector strengths, job trends and projections, and emerging skills dynamics, providing a robust, data-driven foundation upon which to build a solid growth strategy.

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Aligning Education to Work

Education providers can understand the connection between the skills they teach in their courses and the skills requested by employers, so equipping them to better align the education they provide with the world of work.

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Identifying Skills Needs

Organisations can identify demand for common, specialised and software skills at a highly granular level in their area, so that they are better placed to fill skills gaps and address demand for emerging skills.

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Boosting Student Employability

Universities and colleges can embed labour market data across their institution, using it to empower students with an in-depth understanding of potential career pathways, so paving the way for better employment outcomes.

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Supporting Local Communities

Organisations can understand what makes their local labour market tick, so they can implement the kinds of changes relating to jobs and skills that are genuinely likley to bring true prosperity to their community.

Case study #1: Hull and East Yorkshire LEP

Using Analyst to drive economic growth

HEY LEP wanted to undertake a skills analysis of its local labour market, but found out that sourcing a reliable, up-to-date dataset was a huge challenge. Find out how Analyst has given them a single source of trustworthy labour market data, which they've used to drive economic growth and funding bids.

Case study #2: University of Derby

Using Analyst to align education to work

The University of Derby wanted to review its existing courses and introduce new courses to its portfolio that were in line with employer skills demands, boosting employability for its students. Find out how they have used Analyst to leverage data that matches skills demands with course specifications.

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Case study #3: The Skills Network

Using Analyst to identify skills needs

As one of the UK's leading online and skills training providers, The Skills Network needed to understand employer skills' trends in order to better match the courses it delivers to the business community it serves. See how they've used Analyst in a number of initiatives to align with local skills needs.

Case study #4: University of Huddersfield

Using Analyst to boost student employability

The University of Huddersfield wanted to better understand the labour market context their students would go into after graduation. Check out how they used Analyst initially to support course development, and how they have since embedded it across the institution to empower positive transformation.

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Case Study #5: SCL Education Group

Using Analyst to support local communities

SCL Education Group supports local communities and industries through the creation of local ‘Aspirational Community Hubs’. Find out how they used Analyst to identify the common and specialised skills local organisations were seeking, which they could then include in their curriculum.

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“At the University of Huddersfield, we subscribe to Lightcast data as part of a strong partnership with the organisation which is helping us to innovate in the use of the most powerful labour market data.”

Professor Tim Thornton,

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

University of Huddersfield

Get a free report

We'd love to give you a taste of the data you can get from Analyst. Just tell us your local authority area, pick an LSIP priority sector from the dropdown, and we'll send you a free report giving an overview of employer demand trends, advertised salaries, top job titles, top employers, and the top specialised and common skills. Alternatively, if you just want us to contact you, leave these two sections blank.