The Top 3 Predictive Analytics Trends Shaping Today’s Market

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This post is an adapted excerpt from our report, The Burtch Works Study: Salaries of Predictive Analytics Professionals 2016, which examines updated compensation and demographic data on over 1,200 analytics professionals across the US. You can download the report for free, and see how analytics compensation varies by job level, region, industry, residency status, and gender,… Read more »

The Evolution of Predictive Analytics

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This post is an excerpt from our upcoming report, The Burtch Works Study: Salaries of Predictive Analytics Professionals 2015, which examines updated compensation and demographic data on over 1,700 analytics professionals across the US. The full report is available for free download here. Continuing a trend, the use of predictive analytics continues to grow.  Investments… Read more »

2015 SAS vs. R Survey Results

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2016 Update: Results from our 2016 SAS vs. R vs. Python survey are now in!   The topic of SAS vs. R is hotly-debated everywhere, from Reddit forums to LinkedIn groups to around the water cooler with your data analytics team, with no clear consensus. So, last year, Burtch Works decided to conduct a flash… Read more »

4 Ways to Spot a Fake Data Scientist

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Editor’s Note, 2016: Even a year after publication, this blog post continues to generate a fair amount of traffic and discussion, with many asking what our complete criteria are for discerning who is a data scientist. We posted the complete criteria that we use for our data science salary studies, which you can find here, if you’re interested.   In June… Read more »

Flash Survey Results: Big Data Professionals Contacted More than Ever Before

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About 18 months ago (in August 2013) we conducted a “flash survey” of our network of over 10,000 analytics professionals and data scientists to determine how often they were approached by recruiters on LinkedIn, and how often they responded to recruiters’ requests. The results, while interesting, also hinted at a larger problem within “Big Data… Read more »

Burtch Works’ Predictions – 2015 Analytics and Data Science Hiring Market

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  When I wrote my predictions for 2014 I wrote that thanks to Big Data, analytics has become inescapable, and looking now into 2015, I believe that statement more than ever. It’s not just analytics in the public eye either – data science has been thrust into the spotlight, and the hiring market for analytics… Read more »

The Must-Have Skills You Need to Become a Data Scientist

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  Over the past year, interest in data science has soared. Nate Silver is a household name, companies everywhere are searching for unicorns, and professionals in many different disciplines have begun eyeing the well-salaried profession as a possible career move. In our recruiting searches here at Burtch Works, we’ve spoken to many analytics professionals who… Read more »