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 »

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 »

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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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 »

4 Ways to Spot a Fake Data Scientist

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Editor’s Note, 2018: Even several years 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 (and updated for 2018) criteria that we use for our data science salary studies, which you can find here, if you’re… 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 »

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 »