Research and resources
The Mayor’s Digital Talent programme was developed by working closely with both the industry and education professionals. Here’s some of the research and supporting documents that helped us along the way.
Linked In Economic Graph
LinkedIn's Economic Graph for London looks at technology skills in the city’s labour market. It has data on the fastest-growing employers of tech talent in the private and public sectors.
It also shows that London’s LinkedIn users have a comparative advantage to the rest of the UK in skills such as Cloud and distributed computing, machine learning and software code debugging.
LinkedIn has worked to make the Economic Graph as accurate as possible, but the results are based on LinkedIn's network and rely heavily on members accurately and frequently updating their profiles. This means the final numbers are not fully representative of everyone in London’s labour market.
We have worked with Tech Partnership to create guidance documents:
- Priorities for entry-level digital skills needs in Greater London (PDF 947KB)
- Introductory guide to the new Digital Apprenticeship Standards (PDF 468KB)
- Attracting under-represented groups to Digital Apprenticeships (PDF 670KB)
- Engaging SMEs in Digital Apprenticeships (PDF 594KB)
- Designing and Delivering Digital Courses for NEETS and Under-Represented Groups (PDF 856KB)
- Labour Market Intelligence presentation (PDF 213KB)
These reports helped shape the development and direction of the Digital Talent programme.
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