2015 SAS vs. R Survey Results

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Check out the updated results in our latest 2017 SAS, R, or Python survey and find out which tool data scientists and predictive analytics pros really prefer! 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… Read more »

How Many Quantitative Teams are Actually Hiring?

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting We all know that the demand for quantitative professionals has been increasing as of late, but we wanted to know: how many data science and analytics teams are actually hiring this year? In an attempt to quantify the demand, we sent… 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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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting 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… Read more »

Forrester Reveals Biggest Analytics Challenges & Opportunities

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting It’s no longer a secret that analytics is not just a competitive advantage – it’s a widely-accepted and implemented part of enterprise strategy. We are swiftly approaching a landscape where analytics is no longer an option, but a necessity, for any… Read more »

Flash Survey: How do Quants Rank Their Communication Skills?

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When it comes to the quantitative fields, having strong technical skills is an obvious must for securing a position. However, as data-driven decision making becomes more prevalent at companies in every industry, many companies also require “soft skills” as analytics moves from the back room to the board room. Communication skills have become such a… Read more »

CAP: The Certification Program for Analytics Professionals

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Scott Nestler, an experienced operations research analyst transitioning from the Army to the private sector, Chair of the Analytics Certification Board at INFORMS, and friend to Burtch Works, shares some thoughts on the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) program. CAP, Schmap. What’s That? The Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) program has been in existence since the spring… Read more »

Data and Numeracy in the C-Suite are Not Fads

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting The conversation around Big Data has mostly shifted from “what is it?” to “how do we handle it?” and with this shift there has been much excitement around data scientists. But while data scientists are adept at many things, a large… Read more »