Data scientists on the rise as business wakes up to tech

The number of data scientist roles has rocketed as firms grasp the importance of Big Data. A study by consultancy Procorre found there were 32 per cent more data scientist positions at the midway point of the year compared with six months previously. “The realisation of the power of data-driven strategies has spread from technology businesses to a much broader range of sectors,” explained Wiktor Podgorski, head of the relationship management team at Procorre. “As a consequence, we have seen demand for consultants and contractors in key roles like data scientists skyrocket, particularly in manufacturing and professional and financial services.” There is a growing skills gap in tech, with the Centre for Economics and Business Research predicting that there will be 182,000 new jobs in the UK relating to big…

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