Sidebar: Who They Are

Eighty-two percent of the respondents were men, 90% were employed full time, and 70% had a bachelor's degree or higher. The respondents had an average of 13 years in IT, and their average age was 39. Forty-four percent indicated that they have some level of certification.

Thirty-nine percent of our respondents indicated that they were in management, whereas 61% said they held staff or technical positions. Five percent said they were employed as contractors or consultants. The most well-represented industry was computer services/consulting, with 20% saying they worked in that field. Eighty-three percent have been in their current positions for an average of four years.

More than a quarter (26%) of the respondents said they hail from the North Central U.S., making it the most well-represented geographic region, followed by the South Atlantic (19%) and Pacific (15%) U.S.

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