SAS, R, or Python Survey 2016: Which Tool Do Analytics Pros Prefer?

Posted

The results of our 2019 SAS, R, or Python survey have been released! Click here to see our latest analysis. For many quantitative business professionals, the debate around analytics tools has been known to rival the enthusiasm of political conversations at Thanksgiving dinner. Over the past two years we’ve sent out an immensely popular SAS… Read more »

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

Posted

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 »

Flash Survey Results: Big Data Professionals Contacted More than Ever Before

Posted

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 »

Flash Survey: How do Quants Rank Their Communication Skills?

Posted

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 »

The Great Debate: SAS vs. R

Posted

The results of our 2018 SAS, R, or Python survey have been released! Click here to see our latest analysis.    I’ve been recruiting analytics talent for over 30 years, and now over the past few years I have watched open source R seemingly catapult to popularity alongside the proprietary standby SAS. Despite hearing more… Read more »

Flash Survey Results Part 2 – How Do Quants Find Their Jobs?

Posted

In my last blog, I posted results from a short “flash survey” of my analytics connections about their motivating factors when changing jobs. Although there are articles about where candidates in general find their jobs, I wanted to see how different those numbers might look for analytics professionals in particular. The second question in my quick survey… Read more »

Flash Survey Results Part 1 – What Motivates Quants to Change Jobs?

Posted

We’re midway through the first quarter and the analytics hiring market is heating up – organizations are evaluating their business goals and hiring needs, and candidates are evaluating their career options for the coming year. As a follow up to my blog post with my predictions for the analytics hiring market, I decided to conduct… Read more »