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The Data Behind Data Scientists - 2015

THE DATA BEHIND TODAY'S DATA SCIENTISTS 2015 from the CrowdFlower 2015 Data Scientist Report Data scientists are on the frontlines of the big data explosion fighting to make sense of it all. They are the ones who enable organizations to capitalize on the evolving big data landscape. CrowdFlower surveyed data scientists nationwide to better understand their complex role. Some notable findings are below. WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE A DATA SCIENTIST TODAY? Nearly 79% of data scientists are satisfied in their jobs and 30.1% find it "totally awesome." They hold a variety of roles: Today's data scientists have been working in the field for: Researcher. 54.3% Computer Scientist: 52.3% 5-10 yrs BI Analyst: 36% 26% Mathematician: 19% 2-5 yrs 10+ yrs Educator: 18.3% 34% 16% Entrepreneur. 12.4% <1 yr 1-2 yrs 11% 13% Their top 3 tools are: 55.6% Open source is everywhere: 43.1% 26.1% n98% of data scientists say open source software is important to their workflow. Excel R Tableau Data scientists are happiest at work while : y 00 01010 01010 10010 53.6% 52.3% 49.7% mining data for patterns performing interacting with data dynamically predictive analysis WHAT ARE THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGES? Dirty data is the #1 hurdle for data scientists. 66.7% of data scientists say cleaning and organizing data is their most time-consuming task. 52.3% of data scientists cite poor quality data as their biggest daily obstacle. O101 The #2 challenge? Limited resources. 80% Almost of data scientists feel there are not enough data scientists working in the field. limited ability to model data insufficient limited tech tools analysis time 40% 30% 30% WHAT'S ON THE DATA SCIENTIST'S WISH LIST? Data scientists want organizations to make these changes to better empower their data science teams: 52.3% 41.2% 12 set set realistic FINISH START clearer project 6 goals timelines 54.3% 23.5% provide hire more additional data resourcesS scientists 47.7% 22.2% invest offload data cleaning responsibility more in training For the full CrowdFlower 2015 Data Scientist Report, please visit CrowdFlower

The Data Behind Data Scientists - 2015

shared by bhavacom on Feb 17
What is a day in the life of a data scientist? What are their biggest challenges and greatest hopes in 2015? Find out in this infographic and the accompanying Data Scientist Report from CrowdFlower.


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