New research by Warwick Analytics shows that the number of data scientists in the UK looks to grow by around 50 percent in 2017. However, skilled resources are scarce and a key constraint is the amount of time data scientists manually spend processing data.
This means that the key to unlocking the full potential of the UK data-science market is not just to train more data scientists, but to speed up a lot of the manual processes that transform and prepare data for analysis. The research was carried out amongst 70 leading UK data scientists working across a range of commercial sectors, including finance, retail, consumer packaged goods and manufacturing.
Author: Dan Somers