This report from the Department of Homeland Security provides statistical information on H-1B petitions filed in Fiscal Year 2009 (October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009), including the distribution of petitions by the following factors:

  • General distribution of petitions
  • Country of birth
  • Age
  • Education
  • Occupation
  • Annual compensation
  • Industry

The topĀ five countries of birth for H-1B beneficiaries were:

  1. India
  2. China
  3. Canada
  4. Philippines
  5. Korea

The topĀ five industries filing H-1B petitions were:

  1. Computer Systems Design & Related Services
  2. Colleges, Universities, & Professional Schools
  3. Architectural, Engineering, & Related Services
  4. Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
  5. Elementary and Secondary Schools

The American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA) requires DHS to prepare this report annually.