Database Administration Staffing Ratios 2013

March, 2013


Database administrators (DBAs) make up a slightly shrinking percentage of the total IT staff, despite the growing amounts of data that organizations are collecting and maintaining. This study helps IT managers determine whether they are keeping pace with industry standards by providing four benchmarks: DBAs as a percentage of the IT staff, DBAs as a percentage of the Infrastructure Group, users per DBA, and business applications per DBA. We present benchmarks for small, midsize, and large organizations. We also examine the influence of sector on these benchmarks as well as the three-year trend in DBA staffing. (18 pp., 8 figs.)
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