He said: "Rather than asking me what I could do for the business, what insight I could bring, they [interviewer] asked if I could 'do complex SAS code'. That doesn't mean anything."
The study found that 77 percent of all recruiters surveyed struggled to hire data scientists throughout 2013, a 20 percent increase on 2012.
The study used data from Experiean, the Office for National Statistics and IT Jobwatch. It also concluded a web survey with 70 responses from businesses.
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