AnalyticsWeek: Release of Data Skills Scoring System Survey Whitepaper

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The DS3 not only helps individual data professionals understand their data skills, it also helps organizations improve how they practice data science.

Data Skills Scoring System Survey

Data Skills Scoring System Survey

DS3 has the power to unleash nail biting details with respect to data science teams, structures, success of the projects by helping businesses understand data science skills gap and create accurate job description to attract the right candidate. - Vishal

AnalyticsWeek[RESEARCH] is announcing the release of the Data Skills Scoring System (DS3). The DS3 is a self-assessment tool for data professionals, providing immediate feedback about their level of proficiency across five popular data science skills. To date, over 500 data professionals from across the world have completed the DS3. The DS3 not only provides reliable, valid and useful metrics about data skills proficiency, it also provides information about team composition and organizational culture. Dr. Bob E Hayes, Chief Research Officer, AnalyticsWeek LLC says, "The DS3 not only helps individual data professionals understand their data skills, it also helps organizations improve how they practice data science." Citing their research in a new white paper, Hayes continues, "We found that analytics projects are more successful when the right combination of data professionals work together. Using the DS3, organizations are able create a more satisfying and effective data-driven culture through recruitment, management and retention of the right data professionals. We will be releasing more of our research findings in the coming weeks."

Vishal Kumar, CEO @AnalyticsWeek LLC, says, “Whitepaper findings are just the tip of the iceberg. DS3 has the power to unleash some of the nail biting details with respect to data science teams, structures, success of the projects by helping businesses understand data science skills gap and create accurate job description to attract the right candidate. Besides an instant score to data science professionals who participate in DS3 research, DS3 has the power to answers some of the fundamental questions that exists in data science and talent ecosystem.”

Data Skills Survey and Sample
We invited data professionals from a variety of sources, including Analytics.Club members and social media (e.g., Twitter and LinkedIn), to complete a short survey, asking them about their proficiency across different data skills, education, job roles, team members, satisfaction with their work outcomes and more. Most of the respondents were from North America (68%), worked for B2B companies (79%) with less than 1000 employees (53%) in the IT, Financial Services, Education/Science, Consulting and Healthcare & Medicine (68%). Male participants accounted for 75% of the sample. A majority of the respondents held 4-year (30%), Master’s (49%) or PhD (18%) degrees.

The whitepaper is publicly available and can be downloaded from the link: https://analyticsweek.com/ds3wp/

Data professionals can take the free DS3 to receive immediate feedback on their data science skills proficiency. The publicly available DS3 can be accessed here: http://pxl.me/awrds3

About Data Skills Scoring System:

DS3 begins with a web-based self-assessment survey that measures proficiency across five broad data science skills: business, technology, math and modeling, programming and statistics. The DS3 can be completed in less than 5 minutes. Upon completion of the survey, the participants receive immediate feedback regarding their proficiency for each of the five data science skill areas. DS3 proficiency scores range from 0 (Fundamental Awareness) to 100 (Expert).

DS3 public survey version is available for free to professionals in the data analytics field. DS3 Enterprise version is designed to help companies gain deeper insights about their analytics talent needs by identifying their data science strengths and opportunities for improvements in their data science teams. Please contact AnalyticsWeek to learn more about DS3 Enterprise.

About AnalyticsWeek:

AnalyticsWeek is a community of 150+ businesses and 20000+ data science professionals. In support of their mission of bringing "Analytics to the 99%," AnalyticsWeek works with their community members and businesses partners to roll out initiatives to bridge the talent-capability divide.

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