TABLE B.2 Estimating the Size of the Total (Category 1 + Category 2) IT Workforce

   

Estimate of IT Workforce

Federal Agency/Analyst/Organization

Description of Groups Included in Estimate

Category 1

Categories 1 and 2

Capers Jones, Software

1998 software occupation groups

2,034,000

 

Productivity Research (1999)

1998 software occupations, including support occupations

 

2,383,500

U.S. Department of Commerce

     

Digital Workforce

(1999)

1998 Current Population Survey (CPS): computer systems analysts and scientists, computer programmers (all)

2,084,000

 

Digital Economy

2000 (2000)

1998 Occupational Employment Survey (OES): Estimate of a “middle range” of all IT workers

 

5,300,000

Information Technology Association of America

     

Help Wanted

(1998)

Estimate of number employed in “core” IT occupations: programmers, systems analysts, computer engineers/scientists

3,354,000

 

Bridging the

Gap (2000)

Estimate of Category 1 and Category 2 positions in private, for-profit firms based on NWCET skills standards

 

10,009,503

NRC staff analysis, 1998 Occupational Employment Survey

Category 1 occupations

1,649,210

 
 

Category 1 occupations plus computer support specialists and computer programmer aides

 

2,170,780

 

All Category 1 and Category 2 occupations based on Digital Economy 2000 (2000) (see Table B.6)

 

5,308,000



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