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New York State Information Technology Workforce Skills Assessment Statewide Survey Results

Executive Summary

Introduction

New York State IT Workforce and Leadership Profiles

Skill Proficiency Ratings

Training Demand

IT Competency Framework

Three-year IT Skills Forecast

Gap Analysis

Workforce Development Considerations

Conclusions and Future Considerations

Appendix A: Methodology

Appendix B: Project Sponsors and Participants

Appendix C: Skill Definitions

Appendix D: Employee Survey Questions

Appendix E: Data Tables


Appendix E: Data Tables

Table E1. Demographic profiles by job specialty


Characteristics
 
Technology managers
(n=271)
 
Operations specialists
(n=64)
 
Systems specialists (n=107)
 
Database specialist
(n=119)
 
Data/telecomm. specialists
(n=177)
 
Programmer (n=1400)
 
Other technical specialists (n=357)
 
Business specialists (n=242)
 
Mean age
 
49
 
49
 
46
 
47
 
47
 
45
 
42
 
47
 
Age range
 
30 – 64
 
32 – 60
 
24 – 62
 
27 – 63
 
24 – 63
 
22 – 74
 
22 – 64
 
20 – 65
 
Percent with any college education
 
98 %
 
89 %
 
99 %
 
98 %
 
94 %
 
98 %
 
92 %
 
96 %
 
Percent with bachelor’s degree or higher
 
72%
 
16 %
 
72 %
 
73 %
 
46 %
 
61 %
 
33 %
 
78 %
 
Percent with degree in a technical field (CS, IS, MIS)
 
44 %
 
11 %
 
46 %
 
45 %
 
29 %
 
47 %
 
31 %
 
19 %
 
Percent with certifications
 
13 %
 
7 %
 
14 %
 
12 %
 
23 %
 
15 %
 
22 %
 
18 %
 
Mean years of experience in NYS government
 
23
 
22
 
18
 
19
 
17
 
14
 
12
 
19
 
Mean years of experience in current agency
 
15
 
10
 
10
 
13
 
11
 
11
 
8
 
13
 
Percent with all NYS experience in a single agency
 
36 %
 
13 %
 
36 %
 
35 %
 
37 %
 
54 %
 
51 %
 
53 %
 
Percent with all NYS experience in two agencies
 
29 %
 
48 %
 
32 %
 
42 %
 
33 %
 
25 %
 
28 %
 
28 %
 
Percent with private sector IT experience
 
41%
 
42 %
 
50 %
 
47 %
 
60 %
 
53 %
 
51 %
 
32 %
 
Mean years of private sector IT experience
 
2
 
4
 
3
 
3
 
5
 
4
 
4
 
2
 
Percent eligible to retire within 3 years (2006 – 2009)
 
36 %
 
37 %
 
22 %
 
24 %
 
21 %
 
18 %
 
9 %
 
32 %
 
Percent planning to retire within 3 years (2006 – 2009)
 
22 %
 
23 %
 
11 %
 
14 %
 
11 %
 
10 %
 
7 %
 
18 %
 
Percent eligible to retire within 6 years (2006 – 2012)
 
54 %
 
47 %
 
35 %
 
40 %
 
35 %
 
29 %
 
19 %
 
45 %
 
Percent planning to retire within 6 years (2006 – 2012)
 
41 %
 
40 %
 
20 %
 
28 %
 
25 %
 
21 %
 
14 %
 
35 %
 
Percent interested in working for NYS after retirement
 
77 %
 
78 %
 
76%
 
83 %
 
79 %
 
73 %
 
77 %
 
76 %