Application Maintenance Staffing Ratios 2017

July, 2017


As an organization’s applications portfolio grows, the application maintenance role becomes a more critical function, and IT organizations can benefit from periodic assessment of their staffing levels. This study uses three metrics to make that assessment: application maintenance staff as a percentage of the IT staff, users per app maintenance staff member, and applications per app maintenance staff member. We provide benchmarks for the composite sample, by organization size, and by sector. We also provide a benchmark for the larger application group, which includes personnel engaged in application development, web/e-commerce support, quality assurance and testing, data management, and business systems analysis. (21 pp., 9 fig.)
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