Business Analyst Staffing Ratios 2012

October, 2012


Business system analysts represent a rising element within the IT staff as organizations automate or outsource routine work and focus internal staff on delivering business value. An important first step in planning to staff this function is to understand the number of business analysts that today’s IT organizations typically employ. We assess staffing levels for the business analyst using three metrics. These include business analysts as a percentage of the IT staff, business analysts as a percentage of the application group, and applications per business analyst. We also present ratios by organization size and sector. (17 pp., 6 figs.)
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