Skills and recruitment

Data science projects – what skills do you need and where can you get them from?

Data science is on the rise. A couple of years back Harvard Business Review suggested that ‘data scientist’ is the sexiest job title of the twenty first century and the hype around data science shows no sign of abating. The term ‘data scientist’ itself was only coined in 2008 but since then the number of data …

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The widening analytics skills gap – how much of a problem is it?

It’s well known that there’s a growing skills gap in the area of analytics. As organisations are waking up to value contained within their data, so demand for statisticians, data scientists and analyst grows. It’s great that so many organisations are realising the power of analytics and the competitive edge that it can give them. But …

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Do you have to be a data scientist to do predictive analytics?

What is a data scientist? The predictive analytics field seems to love nothing more than giving a new name to an established concept. In my last post I argued that the concept of ‘big data’ itself is nothing new. Over the last few years I’ve seen more and more job ads recruiting ‘data scientists’  and I find myself rather unjustifiably irritated …

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