Application Development and Maintenance Staffing Ratios 2012

February, 2012


Application developers make up the single largest job category in the IT organization today. The number of application programmers and systems analysts as a percentage of the typical IT organization has been in decline, however. What is the typical staffing level? This study uses three metrics to make that assessment: application developers as a percentage of the IT staff, users per application developer, and applications per application developer. We provide benchmarks for the composite sample, by organization, and by sector. We also provide benchmarks for the application group, which includes not only programmers but also business analysts, web developers, and data warehouse personnel. (19 pp., 11 figs.) 
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