Data Professionals at WorkHow do data scientists spend their time?
Data professionals spend their time on a variety of tasks that require diverse technical and non-technical skills. Respondents indicated they spend about 37.75% of their time on data preparation and cleansing. Beyond preparing and cleaning data, interpreting results remains critical. Data visualization (12.99%) and demonstrating data's value through reporting and presentation (16.20%) are essential steps toward making data actionable and providing answers to critical questions. Working with models through selection, training, and deployment takes about 26.44% of respondents' time (-8.56% YoY).
n = 1,966
Enterprise Adoption of Open SourceHow does your employer empower you and your team to contribute to open source?
In 2021, 65% of commercial respondents said their teams were encouraged to contribute to open-source projects, and the majority of those respondents (54%) said that their employers were empowering them to contribute to open source through an increase in funding related to open-source project development.
This year, just 51.99% of commercial respondents said their teams are encouraged to contribute to open-source projects—about a 13% YoY decrease, perhaps due to security concerns. The majority of these respondents (54.04%) said that their employers are empowering them to contribute to open source through additional time dedicated to contributing to open-source projects.
Additional time dedicated to contributing to open-source projects.
Funding specific to open-source project development.
Team members dedicated to contributing to open-source projects.
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Data Jobs and the Future of WorkAttracting and retaining employees has challenged the technology industry more than ever before. How concerned is your organization about the potential impact of a talent shortage?
Most (62.51% of) commercial respondents indicated that their organizations are at least moderately concerned about the potential impact of a talent shortage. Only 10.43% indicated that their organizations are not at all concerned.
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Big Questions and TrendsWhat do you value most about open-source technology?
In spite of any challenges affiliated with open source, survey respondents recognize an array of OSS benefits, with affordability (20.84%) and speed of innovation (20.54%) just about tying for most valued.
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