Gartner Research

Peer Connect Perspectives: Let Strategy and Economics Determine How Many Contractors to Hire

Published: 27 November 2017

ID: G00348348

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


Peer Connect members listed a range of factors to consider when determining the right number of contractors for a given IT organization. These factors can lead to widely varying results.

Table Of Contents


Peer Strategies

  • Economics can drive the decision
  • Strategy can drive the decision as well
  • Contractors can fill gaps in knowledge
  • Make sure there is a plan
  • There is no magic number
  • Key Takeaways

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.