IC693MDL634 Mendix launches the Global State of Low Code Report, showing that low code has become an industry trend
• The Chinese market, with its vigorous development and future potential, has become a well-deserved focus in the low-code sector
• China is poised to overtake the United States as the global leader in low-code development
IC693MDL634 Beijing, China, November 2, 2021 – Mendix, a Siemens business, a global leader in the development of enterprise low-code applications, today released its global low-code Development report, The State of Low Code 2021: Looking Back, Looking Ahead. The survey results show that globally, enterprises are actively embracing low-code platforms. In particular, the report shows that China’s low-code market is showing rapid growth, with 85% of IT decision makers saying that they are actively embracing low-code technology, believing that low code is a trend they cannot afford to miss. In addition, from a global perspective, in the field of low-code platform applications, although the United States is still in the first position, the Chinese market is expected to quickly surpass the United States to become a leader in low-code applications with its vigorous development and forward-looking exploration.
IC693MDL634 Since its launch in May 2021, the global low-code development status survey has received extensive attention from the industry. A total of 2,025 IT professionals and IT decision makers from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and China participated in the survey.
IC693MDL634 Since last year, the global outbreak of COVID-19 has completely upended the entire world, prompting companies to actively explore digital transformation, and the Chinese market is no exception. According to the survey, 59% of respondents said that the pace of digital change brought about by the pandemic is faster than they expected, and businesses are realizing that the software development model they once took for granted can no longer meet the growing demands. As a result, the consensus is to embrace low-code development techniques, with 85% of IT decision makers saying that low-code is a trend they can’t miss.
In this research report, the research results of the Chinese market are consistent with the global results, but it also shows strong development momentum and huge potential in many fields. The important research results of this research are as follows:
IC693MDL634 93% of IT workers say companies will accelerate software development, higher than in the US (90%) and much higher than in Europe (74%)
Eighty-six percent of respondents said the need for developers has reached fever pitch.
Fifty-eight percent of software development projects are delivered on time or ahead of schedule, much higher than in the United States (28 percent) and Europe (19 percent), but 42 percent of software development projects are behind schedule and 56 percent of IT technicians report growing backlogs.
89% of companies that are using low-code technology say the pandemic has driven the use of low-code technology, higher than in the US (83%) and Europe (78%).
The IT technicians surveyed said that nearly half (44%) of their daily development work can be done on low-code platforms
Low code development is just in time
IC693MDL634 A global pandemic has driven digital change and reshaped industries. As the digital transformation of enterprises continues to accelerate, IT professionals are enthusiastic about new solutions and different ways of working. IT departments also seize the opportunity to get more departments involved in software development. And low code is the key to all of this.
Globally, 77% of companies surveyed are already using low-code development platforms. The Chinese market is no exception. 89% of businesses using low-code platforms say the pandemic has accelerated their use of low-code technologies. What’s more, among enterprises that use low code, the use of low code in mission-critical applications (39%) is fast catching up with more routine applications such as data modeling and visualization.
In addition, digital transformation has also boosted the demand for developers in enterprises. IDC predicts that from 2021 to 2025, the number of low-code developers worldwide will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40.4%, which is about 3.2 times the overall global developer growth rate of 12.5%.
The same is true of the Chinese market. Eighty-six percent of respondents said the need for developers has reached a fever pitch. In addition, 78% of companies surveyed said they rely on non-technical staff to relieve stress in their IT departments.