SANTA CRUZ, CA, May 1, 2007 - The global developer population will approach the 19 million mark by 2010, according to Evans Data Corporation's latest findings in the recently released 2007 Global Developer Population Study. Evans Data Corp projected 45% growth between 2006 and 2010 in the worldwide developer population. This year, the APAC region is home to nearly same number of professional developers as the EMEA region, an increase from 2005 when EMEA outnumbered APAC. By 2010, 43% of all developers will be found in the APAC region. That is an 83% increase from 2006, compared to just a 15% increase in North America for the same period.
"This set of research was designed to be complimentary to our Global Development Research Series, providing product management and marketing professionals a very discrete and granular country view of developer numbers and demographics today and into the future," states John Andrews, CEO of Evans Data. "Our unique research capabilities provide product professionals a very sound and precise way to plan and execute on their global product and service strategies as these geographies experience tremendous change."
Other findings based on responses from over1200 developers from around the world:
- By 2010, the developer population in India and China is expected to grow 23% from 2006
- Brazil, Russia, India, and China will have 30% of the developer population by 2010, collectively - as of 2006 they had 21%
- Today, 15 countries comprise over two-thirds of the global developer population
Evans Data Corporation provides regularly updated IT industry market intelligence based on in-depth surveys of the global developer population. Evans' syndicated research includes surveys focused on developers in a wide variety of subjects.
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