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With more activity in the quantitative and research landscape than ever before, the Burtch Works recruiting team always has something to say about this rapidly shifting field. Check back often for our top career advice, new flash survey results, and expert opinions on changes in the market that could affect your career or company.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting so much of the economy and hiring market in 2020, many have been wondering what the impacts will be to salaries and bonuses. In mid-December, we sent a quick flash survey to our network of data scientists, analytics professionals, and marketing researchers to ask them about their 2020 end-of-year bonuses…. Read more »

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Each year for the past seven years, we’ve asked data scientists and analytics professionals whether they prefer to use SAS, R, or Python and examined their responses to see how tool preferences vary by a variety of factors. What began as a comparison just between SAS and R users in 2014 and 2015, the debate became even more… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ data engineering recruiting team.   2020 has been a year with a lot of disruption and change, including in the data engineering space. In addition to COVID-19’s impact on the hiring market (and economy at large), there have also been evolving approaches to staffing for data engineer positions,… Read more »

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Over the past several years, we’ve shared a plethora of resources on the Burtch Works blog related to job searching, specifically tailored for data scientists and analytics professionals. Since this year has led to a lot of uncertainty (with more certainly on the way), we thought it might be helpful to compile ALL of these… Read more »

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This post is a summary of our recently-released 2020 Burtch Works Study for Marketing Research Professionals, which examines compensation and demographic characteristics of over 750 research & insights professionals. Burtch Works’ insights on the hiring market and The Burtch Works Studies, which are comprehensive industry reports, have been featured in The New York Times, The… Read more »

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Back in March as lockdowns began to spread nationwide, we began several research initiatives to track the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the data science and analytics community, and to bring current, helpful information to the candidates, clients, students, and professors in our extended network. What follows is a summary of some of the… Read more »

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This post is an adapted excerpt from our recently-released 2020 Burtch Works Study, which examines salaries and demographic data for data scientists and predictive analytics professionals. Download the full report for free here. 2020 has been a year of massive disruption all across the US workforce. A global pandemic, a mass social justice movement, and… Read more »