Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft, is still tops among IT workers.

Asked which high-tech luminary they would want working on their company's own IT team, IT workers overwhelmingly chose Bill Gates, in a recent survey conducted for Nimble Technology by Amplitude Research.

The final rankings of the survey were:

Bill Gates – 47%
Linus Torvalds – 20%
Larry Ellison – 13%
Marc Andreesen – 8%
Tim Berners-Lee – 7%
Bill Joy – 4%

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