This IDC Market Perspective is a top-down analysis of the number of low-code and no-code developers at the start of 2019.
"IDC estimates 2.57 million low-code and no-code developers in the world at the outset of 2019," said Arnal Dayaratna, research director, Software Development at IDC. "In particular, there are 1.76 million low-code developers and 0.81 million no-code developers that represent 7.5% and 3.5% of the world's developer population, respectively. Notably, low-code and no-code developers respectively account for 4.0% and 0.8% of the world's full-time developer population. IDC expects demand for rapid application development to significantly expand both low-code and no-code developer populations within the next three to five years."