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Foote Partners, LLC is a tech analyst firm and independent benchmark research organization focusing on the user (versus vendor) side of managing technology and IT value creation. A thought leader and trusted advisor to more than 5,300 employers on five continents who purchase our products and services, our company provides pragmatic forward -thinking advice and market intelligence targeting the human capital side of the modern highly integrated business/IT hybrid environment in which virtually all private and public organizations operate their businesses. .

Founded in 1997 and comprised of former Gartner and META Group industry analysts, McKinsey & Company, Mercer and Willis TowersWatson senior consultants, and former corporate HR, IT, and business executives, the firm's research division publishes 100+ quarterly-updated  benchmarking, analytical research and forecasting products that help employers benchmark their IT compensation, solve difficult information technology management and workforce problems, and strengthen their ability to execute complex business solutions.

The firm's IT Insider research series features the industry's most up-to-date and versatile IT salary/bonus and skills premium pay surveys and in depth IT organization and workforce trends research. A pioneer in defining and benchmarking pay for new breed roles and jobs in the modern IT workforce, the firm's IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index TM of pay for 1,035 certified and noncertified tech skills and is the industry's oldest and most comprehensive survey of market values and demand forecasting for individual certified and noncertified IT information technology skills. Our  Tech Professional Salary Survey is highly regarded for its currency and accuracy, and for its relevancy in filling in gaps in other surveys in defining and pricing the modern IT workforce.

The foundation of the firm's research is the continuous monitoring of compensation, attitudes, and workplace experiences of 303,313 IT workers in 3,305 North American employers. Foote Partners distinction in the marketplace is an innovative compensation data collection and validation methodology designed specifically to alleviate the widespread problem of lack of standardization in IT job titles that plagues most major IT salary surveys still using low-cost passive data collection methods. All surveys and trend reports are updated and published every ninety days.

Foote Partners IT compensation survey findings and IT labor market trend analyses are featured regularly in countless HR, IT and business periodicals and media sources around the globe, including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CIO Magazine, ComputerWorld, Network World, WorldatWork’s Journal and Workspan Magazine; and in appearances on network and cable television, National Public Radio, and countless podcasts and webcasts.       

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

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

The firm's consulting and advisory practice areas include: 


Tech People Architecture/Agile Compensation Methodology and Practices


IT Labor Market and Workforce Intelligence


Tech Management and Organization


Professions and Retention Services


Organizational and Transition Management 


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:



Agile Compensation models and methodologies


Advanced analytics/Big Data


Business Intelligence; Data Warehousing; Data Management


Business Process Improvement


Business Value Measurement, Analytics and Management


Business Transformation Capability Planning and Management


CIO/IT executive management


Cloud computing


Collaboration, Workflow and Pproductivity


Digital Innovation and Transformation


Enterprise Architecture


Enterprise Project Management


HR Systems


IT Human Capital Management


Information/Cyber Security


International HR Management, incl. expatriate and specialty HR program development and management

bullet IT Executive/Professional Salary, Bonus, and Skills Compensation
bullet Leadership Development
bullet Managed services (SaaS. PaaS, IaaS)
bullet Mobile platform computing
bullet Networking and Communications
bullet Offshore Outsourcing (ITO, BPO, BTO)
bullet Organizational Change/Transition Management
bullet Tech People Architecture
bullet Process Improvement/MOC 
bullet Quality management (ITIL, CMM, Lean Six Sigma) 
bullet SaaS/hosted productivity applications
bullet PaaS (platform as a service)
bullet SAP/ERP
bullet Six Sigma
bullet Social media value creation
bullet Stakeholder planning and management
bullet Succession Planning
bullet Total Rewards/Workforce Retention
bullet Virtualization, VDI, virtual appliances

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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