A snapshot of the headcount across the Top 100.
Averaged across years since founding, Cloud Challengers grew at a pace of two people per quarter (0.7 FTE/month). The fastest growing companies hired about three people per quarter. In practice, hiring rarely happens incrementally; it is more likely that these firms hired batches of team members post-fundraise or in service of a particular account.
In terms of sentiment in the current hiring market, almost 4 in 5 companies have continued their hiring strategies. Half the companies opted to grow moderately (by up to a third) and some 30% grew even more aggressively.