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Computer Consultants in the UK: Market Research Report

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Computer Consultants Market Research Report | SIC J62.020 | Feb 2017

Switched on: Increasing IT adoption and high business confidence has supported growth

IBISWorld’s Computer Consultants market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
IBM United Kingdom Ltd IBM United Kingdom Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • High business confidence and technological developments have driven industry growth
  • Businesses have become more willing to adopt new technologies, fuelling industry growth
  • The UK’s exit from the European Union is likely to limit operators’ access to foreign employees
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Computer Consultants industry is composed of businesses that provide expert advice and assistance by planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software and communication technologies. Computer consultants provide services to clients in all sectors of the economy, although clients within the financial services sector and the public sector are particularly important for the industry. Demand for industry services is largely influenced by business confidence levels, which rise and fall with overall economic conditions, and technological advancements, particularly those that are beneficial to businesses.

The industry has performed well over the past five years and is expected to record strong revenue growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The composition of the Computer Consultants industry is indicative of its low barriers to entry. Low levels of regulation and small start-up costs make it very easy for new consultancies to enter the market. The only requirements for setting up in the industry are qualifications in computer science and the ability to attract clients. Use of leased, hired or second-hand equipment can keep initial costs low. New entrants into the industry are unlikely to be competing for the same business as the major international players.

The few large international companies operating in the industry tend to compete for contracts on complex processes in large international businesses, particularly in the finance industry. Thi.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Computer Consultants Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Computer Consultants Industry are

  • Development of new products
  • Highly trained workforce
  • Having a clear market position
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as IT and telecommunications adoption and Business confidence index in the Computer Consultants industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Computer Consultants Industry?

    Computer consultants provide expert advice and assistance by planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software and communication technologies. Services may also include training users. Industry operators do not sell computer hardware and software (see IBISWorld report G47.410) or install mainframes, personal computers or software.

    Industry Products
    Software consultingHardware consultingSystems and technical consultingBusiness consulting
    Industry Activities
    Offering hardware and software consultancyBuilding custom-designed systemsTraining usersAnalysing systems

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from banks
  • Demand from computer and computer equipment repair
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Current Performance
  • End program
  • Adopting and adapting
  • Operations abroad
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Computing the referendum
  • Enterprise expansion
  • Consultancies connect
  • Table: Computer Consultants Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Computer Consultants Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Banks
  • Accounting & Auditing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Software Publishing
  • Products & Services
  • Software consulting
  • Systems and technical consulting
  • Business consulting
  • Hardware consulting
  • Chart: Computer Consultants Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Financial services
  • Other
  • Public sector
  • Professional and technical services
  • Communications and telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale and retail
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Computer Consultants Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent, utilities and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Computer Consultants
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Computer Consultants Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    IBM United Kingdom Ltd
  • Table: IBM United Kingdom Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Computer Consultants Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Computer Consultants Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Big Data
  • A term that describes any large data set, usually bigger than a petabyte, which can be mined for information.
  • Cloud Computing
  • The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data rather than a local server.
  • Commoditisation
  • When a product or system is widely available and interchangeable with others in the market.
  • Offshoring
  • When a business operation or process is outsourced to a location overseas.
  • Outsourcing
  • When an operation is contracted out to a third party.

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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Computer Consultants market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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