The Division for Digital, Tradition, Media & Sport (DCMS), the federal government physique accountable for constructing the digital economic system, sport, and tradition within the UK, has invested over £20 million on information scientists and information analyst roles, in response to official figures.

The information, retrieved by way of the Freedom of Data Act (FOI) and analysed by the Parliament Avenue suppose tank, uncovered the variety of workers in information scientist or information analyst roes, in addition to their estimated whole spending on these roles, annually for the previous 5 years.

In whole, the DCMS has spent an estimated £20,606,100 on information scientist and information analyst roles throughout the reporting interval.

The variety of full-time workers elevated considerably, rising from 70 in 2017 to 150 in 2021, up from 90 in 2020 with a big information workers push.

Knowledge skilled Niall Crosby, CEO of AG Grid, stated: “At this time’s digital world creates plenty of information, and the power to course of, perceive, and make selections primarily based on this information is essential. Investing in information analytics will allow the Division of Tradition, Media and Sport to function extra effectively. I’m delighted to see the funding the federal government is making on this space.”

The most important funding got here in 2021, with an estimated whole spend of £7,383,000, up 75 per cent on 2020 which noticed a spend of £4,213,800. Over the 5 years, annual funding elevated by 140 per cent, rising from £3,081,400 in 2017.

The DCMS listed economists, statisticians, operation researchers and social researchers because the roles contained inside information scientist and information analyst workers.