Database Staffing Benchmarks

January, 2006


The increasing size and number of databases makes database administration and support a critical function in nearly every IT organization. But decision-makers may be hard-pressed to justify the support staff required to maintain the database infrastructure. How many personnel should be dedicated to data base for a company of our size? What is the typical ratio of database staff (full time equivalents, or FTE) to the total IT staff? How many headcount do other IT organizations dedicate to the database function? What are the economic returns for database software? This report provides benchmark metrics to answer these questions. (7 pp., 8 figs.)
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