This post is based on our customer survey conducted in October 2013 and focuses on our U.S.-based customers. For the survey, we received a total of 644 responses, representing about 5% of total U.S. clients.
In the survey, we asked our customers to best describe their web development skill level and select from five options, including “I’m an advanced web designer/developer,” “I’m an intermediate web designer/developer,” “I’m a beginner web designer/developer,” “I’m the owner of this hosting account and I have others who develop my web site,” and “Other.”
The results showed that of 76% of our customers in the US are intermediate to advanced web designers/developers. Eight percent of our customers described themselves as beginner web developers. The remaining 15% identified themselves as the owner of the hosting account and 1% answered with the “other” option.
When we segment our U.S. customers by their web development skill level and hosting age, we find that a higher percentage of our younger customers tend to be advanced developers. The survey results show that 43% of the customers who have been with us for five years or more described themselves as advanced developers, compared to 58% of customers who opened an account with us in 2012.
The study found that the majority of recently acquired customers are advanced web developers. This result also supports some of our previous findings where we observed that our recently acquired customers intend to spend more time focusing on developing mobile applications for example.
It is great to see that all of our efforts to stay on top of new technologies as they are released is attracting developers to DiscountASP.NET.