Data Skills Policies and Reports

Policies and Reports relating to Data Skills in the UK

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Evaluation of the Q-Step programme

An independent evaluation shows that students who take Q-Step quantitative skills modules during their social science degrees have better earning potential than students on similar courses. Q-Step is also helping to address the shortage of graduates with the skills to apply quantitative methods in both research and professional settings.

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Quantifying the UK Data Skills Gap

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport commissioned Opinium to undertake research into the supply-demand gap for data skills in the UK. To inform their research Opinium contacted 1,045 businesses, 5,000 workers and 1,000 students in higher education or training across the UK.

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Understanding the UK AI labour market: 2020

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport commissioned this research to improve understanding of the current UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) labour market. The research also aimed to recommend policy areas that government and industry should focus on to bridge the skills gap.

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Local government use of data during the pandemic

The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) has published new analysis on the use of data in local government during the COVID-19 crisis.

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AI Skills in the UK report

Microsof research looking into the UK’s AI skills, which reveals that compared to the rest of the world, the UK suffers from lower AI maturity, adoption levels, and skills within the workforce.

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SIP 2030 Skills Strategy

This Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy, developed under the leadership of the SIP Futures Group, sets out how, the UK Life Sciences sector will attract, retain, train and develop the research, manufacturing and technical skills required by a dynamic and diverse UK sector.