Report Insights

  • Data scientists are happier than ever. 88% report being happy or very happy in their roles (although 3% would rather be rockstars).
  • The market for data scientists is red hot. 89% of data scientists are contacted for new job opportunities at least once a month and 30% contacted several times a week.
  • Data scientists continue to spend the most amount of their time on the work they like the least -- namely collecting, labeling, cleaning, and organizing data.
  • If 2016 was the year of the algorithm, 2017 is the time for training data’s turn in the spotlight. 28% of data scientists would rather break a leg than accidentally delete their training data.