Predictions for the 2016 Analytics & Data Science Hiring Market

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Read our latest predictions for 2017 here! Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting 2020 predictions are out! Check out this post to see the latest top trends. Over the past two years, when I’ve set out to write my predictions list, each post began the same way: the… Read more »

Flash Survey Results: Which Analytics Pros get the Best Perks?

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Recently, several companies, including Facebook, announced they would be offering extended paid leave for new parents. I found myself wondering, which industries are most likely to dole out untraditional perks like this to their data analytics teams? Tech companies may seem like the obvious choice, but there are certainly many other companies that offer up… Read more »

Students Flocking to Analytics & Data Science – A Good Thing?

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Over the past few years there has been a seismic shift in the business world. Companies of every type – from technology and entertainment to government, non-profits, video gaming, and many more – have developed an obsession with being data-driven. Although… Read more »

2015 Updated Analytics Compensation and Demographics

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In case you missed it, we recently released our latest Burtch Works Study, with updated salaries and demographic information on 1,757 Predictive Analytics Professionals (PAPs) across the US. I thought I would quickly put together a blog with some notable findings for you, but rest assured there is a lot more data to be found… 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 »

Why Quantitative Pros are Destined for Leadership

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting From the phenomenal increase in the number of calls that analytics professionals are getting from recruiters, to the fact that nearly every quantitative team is planning to hire this year, it is overwhelmingly clear that there has never been a better… Read more »

How Long Should You Stay at Your Analytics Job?

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Given the flurry of media attention surrounding Big Data, data science, and the Internet of Things, it’s no surprise that the hiring market is hotter than it’s ever been before, and with the plethora of opportunities available, one of the most… Read more »

10 Key Tips for Entry-Level Analytics Professionals

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A few weeks ago, the ASA published this blog piece from one of our entry-level analytics specialists, Katie Ferguson, which I wanted to re-post here since she has some great tips for analytics professionals looking to get their foot in the door in this hot industry.   It’s no secret that analytics and data science jobs… Read more »

2015 SAS vs. R Survey Results

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The results of our 2018 SAS, R, or Python survey have been released! Click here to see our latest analysis.   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… Read more »