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UK firms struggling to find the big data skills they need

New research highlights extent of problem facing UK businesses

The e-skills UK research represents the largest study into the uptake of data analytics ever undertaken in the UK.

The survey of more than 1,000 UK employers of various sizes reveals:

  • nearly one in four respondents said they had either 'poor' or 'very poor' knowledge of big data related concepts and technologies
  • more than half had found it 'difficult' or 'very difficult' to find people with the required skills, qualifications or experience needed
  • uptake of big data analytics among larger enterprises is expected to more than double from 14% to 29% up to 2017, with the number of specialist big data staff increasing by 243% over the same period

Big Data Analytics: Adoption and Employment Trends, 2012-2017 provides a detailed analysis of the current UK market and projected changes up to and including 2017.

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