Database Administration (DBA) Staffing Ratios 2010

April, 2010


Organizations are placing ever-increasing demands on the role of the database administrator (DBA). This study will help IT managers determine whether they are keeping pace with the industry by comparing their database administration staffing against industry benchmarks. We assess two basic metrics: database administrators as a percentage of the IT staff and terabytes of storage per DBA. We provide these benchmarks for the composite sample, by organization, and by sector. This report also highlights the three-year trend in the staffing of the DBA function and the influence of outsourcing on DBA staffing ratios. (20 pp., 10 figs.)
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