SANTA CRUZ, CA, April 27, 2009 – According to the recently released 2009 Global Developer Population and Demographics Study, the global developer population in 2009 will represent a break from previous Evans Data Corp projections as a result of changing economic conditions around the globe. The most notable effects of the economic downturn can be seen in the rate of developer population growth in most industrialized economies. These include North America, Japan and Western Europe where the most severe impact will be in 2009, with the growth projections from the prior forecast reduced 78%. The 2009 impact on the “rest of world” will be much less severe but still represents a significant decrease of 35% vs. last year’s forecast. For the years 2010 and 2011, some measure of recovery is projected however full recovery to prior forecasted levels of growth are not expected until 2012.
Other findings based on responses from over 1200 developers from around the world:
- From 2009-2011, the developer population in India and China is expected to grow 22%
- In 2009 the EMEA region has the largest developer population with 5.6 million
- Today, 15 countries comprise over two-thirds of the global developer population
To view the table of contents for the 2009 Global Developer Population Study, visit: http://evansdata.com/reports/viewRelease.php?reportID=9
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