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TECH SUPPLIER Oct 2018 - Market Perspective - Doc # US44363318

IDC's Worldwide Developer Census, 2018: Part-Time Developers Lead the Expansion of the Global Developer Population

By: Arnal DayaratnaResearch Director, Software Development


This IDC Market Perspective is a top-down analysis of the number of full-time, part-time, and nonprofessional software developers in the world at the start of 2018. The number of software developers is important for a variety of resource allocation and investment decisions and because it is the gating factor to addressable market calculations for many software and IT services providers.

"IDC estimates there were 22.30 million software developers in the world at the outset of 2018," said Arnal Dayaratna, research director, Software Development at IDC. "IDC estimates that 11.65 million are full-time developers, 6.35 million are part-time developers, and 4.30 million are nonprofessional developers. The Asia/Pacific region accounts for 10.24 million of the world's developers, while the EMEA and Americas regions represent 7.01 million and 5.05 million, respectively. Notably, China and India are responsible for 32.62% of the world's total developer population."



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