Database Administration (DBA) Staffing Ratios 2012

February, 2012


Organizations are placing ever-increasing demands on the role of the database administrator (DBA). This study helps IT managers determine whether they are keeping pace with industry standards by providing three benchmarks: DBAs as a percentage of the IT staff, users per DBA, and applications per DBA. We present benchmarks for small, midsize, and large organizations. We also examine the influence of sector on the benchmarks and look at the three-year trend in DBA staffing. (18 pp., 11 figs.)
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