(j3.2006) FW: [ukfortran] (SC22WG5.4355) How many Fortran programmers are there?
Ian D Chivers
Thu Nov 18 15:14:20 EST 2010
I sent the original message to John only.
Don't really know if it helps.
How about 42? A Douglas Adams number?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian D Chivers [mailto:ian.chivers at chiversandbryan.co.uk]
> Sent: 18 November 2010 18:09
> To: 'John.Reid at stfc.ac.uk'
> Subject: RE: [ukfortran] (SC22WG5.4355) How many Fortran programmers
> are there?
> Sorry John, It was one of the few sources
> I've seen that quantified programmers.
> The section on employment, which i've cut and pasted below
> About this section
> Computer software engineers and computer programmers held about 1.3
> million jobs in 2008. Approximately 514,800 were computer applications
> software engineers, about 394,800 were computer systems software
> and about 426,700 were computer programmers.
> Although computer software engineers and computer programmers can be
> found in a wide range of industries about 32 percent were employed in
> computer systems design and related services. Many also worked for
> software publishers, manufacturers of computers and related electronic
> equipment, financial institutions, and insurance providers. About
> 48,200 computer software engineers and computer programmers were self-
> employed in 2008
> Has figures for programmers in the us - 426,700
> Here is another site that has 'figures'
> here is another
> fortran has a 'percentage' of 0.477 on their ranking.
> That would make the number of fortran programmers in the us seem to be
> Very low if you combined the 0.477 with the 426,700
> As others have already commented Random numbers and fudge factors
> spring to mind.....
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: John Reid [mailto:John.Reid at stfc.ac.uk]
> > Sent: 18 November 2010 15:44
> > To: Ian D Chivers
> > Subject: Re: [ukfortran] (SC22WG5.4355) How many Fortran programmers
> > are there?
> > Ian D Chivers wrote:
> > > I found this link for what it is worth.
> > >
> > > http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos303.htm
> > Help! I have not found any mention of Fortran.
> > John.
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