Database Administration Staffing Ratios 2016

September, 2016


In recent years, database administrators (DBAs) have made up a somewhat declining portion of the IT staff, despite the growing amounts of data that organizations are 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 Data Center 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 multiyear trend in DBA staffing. (21pp., 8 fig.)
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