The quant crunch: how the demand for data science skills is disrupting the job market


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Author: Miller, Steven; Hughes, Debbie


The democratization of data has created the demand for a new type of professional skilled in data, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. To help guide workforce development programs, IBM and Business-Higher Education Forum partnered with Burning Glass to develop a detailed understanding of current job market demand shifts. The projection is that by 2020 the number of positions for data and analytics talent in the United States will increase by 364,000 openings to 2,720,000. To close the gap, workforce development and higher education must look beyond the data scientist...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Employment; Technology; Statistics

Keywords: Skill needs; Skills mismatch; Key competency; Labour demand; Labour supply; Employment projection; Data analysis; Education work relationship

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Boston, Massachusetts: Burning Glass Technologies, 2017

Physical description: 24 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 128.632

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