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 »

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 »

Compensation of Data Scientists: Insights from the Past Year

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The following is an excerpt from our newly released data science salary study, to download the full report with more detailed compensation data, demographic information, and how data science salaries compare to predictive analytics salaries, click here. We are pleased to present our update to the first-of-its-kind 2014 report, The Burtch Works Study: Salaries of… 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 »

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 »

The Must-Have Skills You Need to Become a Data Scientist

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Update 2018: Years after publication, this post continues to generate a lot of interest! As such, we’ve updated it to more accurately reflect the skills that employers are looking for now, as well as current statistics on data scientists’ education.  … 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 »