A study by Avendus Capital published recently points out skill shortage in global analytics business. According to this study, by 2018 the US will face a huge shortage of analytics professionals – a shortfall in the range of 140,000 to 190000 skilled professionals. The coming skill gap has serious consequences for
a) companies where analytics plays a central role
b) analytics service providers and
c) analytics professionals
Banking and financial services are the biggest users of analytics followed by retail, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors in that order.