Data Management Staffing Ratios 2013

September, 2013


Data management is a mission-critical function that crosses departmental borders and involves business intelligence reporting, data warehouse support, and data architecture, among other functions. This category of IT employees, as we define it, has been rising steadily over the past four years and now accounts for 3.6% of the IT staff on average. As such, the number of IT staff members directly involved with data management requires ongoing assessment. In this study, we use three benchmarks to assess data management staffing levels: data management staff as a percentage of the IT staff, data management staff as a percentage of the application group, users per data management staff member, and applications per data management staff member. (16 pp., 7 figs.)
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