was designed to be the primary outlet for a vast quantity of information that has been collected through a
continuously running web-content data mining application. The data being collected consists of information from
job ads posted on Internet websites. The ads are parsed for various information, but primarily looking for the
skills required for the positions being advertised. The purpose of collecting this information is to try to determine
the actual skills being sought by industry for graduates of particular degree programs.
Currently, this application is specifically retrieving job ads which require degrees in Information Technology programs
(e.g., Computer Science, Management of Information Systems, Information Technologies, etc.). Other technically-oriented
degree programs may be added in the future. At this time, 5,838,486 job ads have been collected
and parsed for 2,354 different skills.
Once completed, this site will allow users to retrieve information regarding skill requirements for jobs in the
selected degree programs. Information retrieved will vary depending upon the needs of the type of user:
- Students & JobSeekers
Click here for links to archived analyses of the data.