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Foote Partners, LLC is a Vero Beach, FL based independent IT benchmark research and advisory firm targeting the ‘people’ side of managing technology, delivering incisive and innovative proprietary benchmark research and analysis on the human factors of IT/Business value creation. A thought leader and trusted advisor to more than 2,000 employers on six continents, the firm provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice on managing the modern business/IT hybrid professional workforce that is grounded in specialized in-depth IT compensation and skills demand benchmark research, surveys, and empirical intelligence collected from 2,745 employers in the US and Canada.

Founded in 1997, the firm is comprised of former Gartner and META Group industry analysts, McKinsey & Company, TowersWatson, and Mercer senior consultants, and former corporate HR, IT, and business executives. Our benchmark research division publishes more than 150 quarterly-updated  IT, HR, and business decision support research products that help employers benchmark their IT professional compensation, solve difficult IT related management and workforce problems, and strengthen their ability to execute complex solutions for increasing revenues and market share, improving profitability, and building customer satisfaction.

The firm’s industry leading IT Insider research series features the industry’s most up-to-date and forward-looking IT salary/bonus and skills premium pay surveys and IT organization and workforce trends research. A pioneer in defining and benchmarking pay for ‘new breed’ IT roles and jobs in the modern technology workforce, the firm’s IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index TM of pay premiums for 814 IT skills has long been the industry's 'bible' for comprehensive market values and demand forecasting for information technology skills, both certified and noncertified.    

The foundation of the firm’s research is the continuous monitoring of compensation, attitudes, and workplace experiences of 208,000 IT professionals at 2,745 North American employers. Foote Partners distinction in the compensation survey marketplace is its unique research methodology that solves the widespread problem of benchmarking pay for IT job titles that don't match what workers actually do on-the-job---a serious problem plaguing every major IT salary survey that still uses passive-survey data collection methods tied to job titles. The firm’s specialized data collection methodology and analytical techniques produce superior validation and reliability by standardizing job titles with content before the survey data enters our survey data compilation engine. We publish more than 160 compensation surveyare updated continuously and published quarterly.

Foote Partners market and business analyses are featured regularly in hundreds of online and print HR, IT and business media sources globally, ranging from Bloomberg Businessweek, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, to CIO Magazine, ComputerWorld, Network World, and WorldatWork’s Journal and Workspan Magazine; in appearances on network and cable television, National Public Radio, and new media.   

Included in the quarterly IT Insider research series are the following:  

bulletIT Insider Professional Salary Survey
bulletIT Skills and Certifications Pay IndexTM
bulletIT Salary+Skills Pay SurveyTM series
bulletIT Professions Series
bulletIT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report
bulletIT Skills Volatility IndexTM
bulletIT Skills HOT LISTS Demand Forecast
bulletIT Insider Workforce Trends Series  

The firm’s consulting and advisory practice areas include: 


IT Market and Workforce Intelligence


IT Executive and Professional Compensation


Enterprise Capability Planning/Process and Capabilities Management


Business Intelligence/Analytics


IT Management and Organization


Professions and Retention Services


Outsourcing/Offshoring and Strategic Resource Management


Organizational and Transition Management 


Corporate Strategy and Business Development


International HR and Expatriate Administration

The firm also offered a wide array of Custom Advisory Services for business and IT organizations.

We have assisted customers in these business, IT, and HR initiatives and capabilities:

bulletEnterprise Capability Process/Planning and CM
bulletAnalytics/Business Intelligence
bulletBusiness Process Improvement
bulletBusiness Value Measurement
bulletCentralization, standards and governance
bulletCIO/IT executive management
bulletCollaboration, workflow and productivity
bulletEnterprise Architecture
bulletEnterprise Project Management
bulletHR Administration
bulletHuman Capital Management
bulletInformation Security
bulletInternational HR Management, incl. expatriate and specialty HR program development and management
bulletIT Executive/Professional Salary, Bonus, and Skills Compensation
bulletLeadership Development
bulletCloud/Managed services
bulletMobility, telecommuting, telepresence
bulletNetworking and Communications
bulletOffshore Outsourcing (ITO, BPO, BTO)
bulletOrganizational Change/Transition Management
bulletProcess Improvement/MOC
bulletPublic/private clouds
bulletQuality management (ITIL, CMM, Lean Six Sigma)
bulletSaaS/hosted productivity applications, PaaS, IaaS
bulletService-oriented architectures (SOA)
bulletSocial media value creation
bulletStakeholder planning and management
bulletSuccession Planning
bulletVirtualization, VDI, virtual appliances
bulletWeb-oriented architectures


Our Principal Partners


David Foote, co-founder, CEO and Chief Research Officer


George Foote, co-founder and senior partner emeritus

For full biographies of our associate partners click here... Foote Partners Biographies     

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Send all inquiries to: inquiry@footepartners.com


4445 North A1A
Suite 200 
Vero Beach, Florida 32963
Tel: 772-234-2787 / 772-231-1946    
Fax: 775-262-6619


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