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 »

Tell Your Kids to be Data Scientists – Not Doctors

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by John Phillips at CNBC about our data scientist salary study. His article, Why Your Kids Will Want to be Data Scientists, was published at the end of May, and in it he… Read more »

Job Market Explodes For Quantitative Students

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With the market for quantitative candidates continuing to gain momentum, Burtch Works spoke with Jennifer Priestley, Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University – and friend of Burtch Works – about the job market for quantitative students, the  beginnings of her MS in Applied Statistics program, and her thoughts on SAS vs…. Read more »

The Deeper Dive: SAS vs. R

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The results of our 2018 SAS, R, or Python survey have been released! Click here to see our latest analysis.   Last month I conducted a quick “flash survey” of my network to quantify the preferences of the Burtch Works network, and asked: Which do you prefer to use, R or SAS? I posted the… Read more »

My Predictions for the 2014 Analytics Hiring Market

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Thanks in part to the media coverage of Big Data, analytics has become inescapable. To those who have worked in and around this industry for years this information is nothing new – merely more visible. Every day I’m hearing about more… Read more »

Burtch Works’ Most Popular Social Media Posts from 2013

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2013 was a busy year for Burtch Works’ social media accounts, and I wanted to take the time to revisit some of our most popular links this year. Our top links include blog posts on topics from resume writing to data science wannabes, as well as links to our original research, including salary studies and a… Read more »

Kaggle Flourishes by Embracing the Competitive Nature of the Data Scientist

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting The emergence and success of Kaggle, a website dedicated to matching number crunchers with companies in need, shows us that no matter how challenging the problem there is always someone willing and eager to tackle it head on. We’ve been hearing more… Read more »

Your Webinar Questions Answered Part 2

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Thank you again to those of you who attended my webinar presentation on The Burtch Works Study – a comprehensive look at the salaries and demographics of Big Data professionals. In case you missed it, The Burtch Works Study and webinar presentation are available here. Due to the volume of questions I received during the webinar… Read more »