Machine Learning & Data Science Landscape
In this report we explore the core of the new ecosystem that is emerging: data scientists and machine learning developers. Based on the experiences of 2,280 data scientists and machine learning developers from 145 countries we explore how they are involved in machine learning, their goals, the technologies they use, the challenges they face and if and how they attempt to monetise machine learning.
Augmented & Virtual Reality Developer Landscape
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) had a lot of hype in 2016. There’s excitement because low cost smartphone components have made both technologies feasible for the mass market, although there is not yet a viable consumer market for apps and content. While hardware platforms for both technologies have made great strides forward, they are not yet really ready for the mass market. However, the potential for AR and VR are clear to many, including large numbers of developers that want to explore the possibilities and position themselves to profit from a future wave of growth.
IoT Developer Population Forecasts 2017
Those who think that developer employment in IoT (or even hobbyist interest) is growing in lockstep with devices and revenues are in for a surprise. There is a large need in the market for developers that are skilled at transforming products and increasing efficiencies. Will that labour shortage be resolved any time soon? Why is there a drop in developers focused on cost-saving or product extensions? Find out this and much more in this report. Our estimate draws on data from over 33,000 IoT developers in 140+ countries surveyed between 2014 and 2016.
Cloud Developer Population Forecasts 2017
Not only are backend and cloud development becoming more and more central to how software is implemented; it is at the same time becoming more and more accessible and affordable to a wide range of developers and companies. In this report, we’ll put the spotlight on those backend developers. We estimate their numbers and their distribution across regions, as well as the goals of cloud developers and their means to make money. We also derive estimates of the addressable market for technologies that are used by cloud developers.
Desktop Developer Population Forecasts 2017
Desktop developers are the engine of a plethora of software activity. They are the subject of this report. We estimate their numbers, their distribution across geographies and platforms, as well as the goals of desktop developers and their means to make money. We also derive estimates of the addressable market for technologies that are used by desktop developers. Our estimate draws on data from over 40,000 desktop developers in 140+ countries surveyed in 2015 and 2016.
Mobile Developer Population Forecasts 2016-2020
Developers are the engine of the app economy. In this report, we focus on that engine: we estimate its size, its distribution across geographies and platforms, as well as the goals of mobile app developers and their means to money. We derive estimates of the addressable market for technologies that are used by developers. We also use our extensive set of historical data on mobile developers to forecast the evolution of these variables into the future.