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Data Processing & Hosting Services in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Data Processing & Hosting Services Market Research Report | SIC J63.110 | Mar 2017

Head in the clouds: Revenue has fallen in recent years despite the rise of cloud computing

IBISWorld’s Data Processing & Hosting Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
HP Enterprise Services HP Enterprise Services market share
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
  • Many downstream firms have looked towards cloud computing to reduce operating costs
  • Commercial clients have looked to industry services to increase their efficiencies
  • Industry revenue is projected to be constrained in the short term due to economic uncertainty
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Companies in the Data Processing and Hosting Services industry offer business process management and data processing, application services, data storage and management, IT support, network management and website hosting, as well as a wide variety of other services. The industry has transformed over the past decade as the growth of cloud computing has created new markets for operators. In the beginning of the five-year period through 2016-17, the industry exhibited strong revenue growth, particularly in 2013-14 when revenue was boosted by increased business capital expenditure and mobile connections... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The UK Data Processing and Hosting Services industry is estimated to have a low level of market concentration in 2016-17. The four largest operators within the industry are estimated to account for 20.8% of industry revenue. Over the past five years increased competition within the industry has led to the market share concentration falling. The industry is fragmented, with an increasing number of enterprises entering the industry. Due to the diverse nature of the industry, operators can specialise in niche markets earning significant revenue. In 2016, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated that 75.2% of industry enterprises employed fewer than five employees, yet firms are increasingly growing their workforce.

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Additional Insights for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry are

  • Effective quality control
  • Having a cost effective distribution system
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business confidence index and IT and telecommunications adoption in the Data Processing & Hosting Services industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry?

    This industry includes operators that provide infrastructure for hosting, data processing services and related activities. Specifically, these include web and application hosting, streaming services, and providing mainframe facilities, data processing and data entry  services. The industry excludes any activities where the supplier only uses the computer as a tool.

    Industry Products
    Business process management and data processingIT support and network managementData storage and management Application service provisioningWebsite hosting
    Industry Activities
    Performing application hosting servicesProviding data entry servicesProviding data processing computer servicesUndertaking data processingPerforming database managementProviding web hosting services

    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
  • Business confidence index
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Business capital expenditure
  • Number of mobile connections
  • Current Performance
  • Cloud computing
  • Commercial market growth
  • Mobile revolution
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Leaving the European Union
  • Technological change
  • Look to the clouds
  • Applied growth
  • Table: Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Financial and Insurance Activities
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Facilities Management Activities
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Software Development
  • Products & Services
  • Business process management and data processing
  • Other
  • IT support and network management
  • Data storage and management
  • Application service provisioning
  • Website hosting
  • Chart: Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other
  • Retail businesses
  • Finance and insurance firms
  • Manufacturing and industrial firms
  • Government institutions
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages and subcontracted labour
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Data Processing & Hosting Services
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    IBM United Kingdom Ltd
    Entserv UK Ltd
  • Table: IBM United Kingdom Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Entserv UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Data Processing & Hosting Services 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 Data Processing & Hosting Services 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
    Infrastructure As A Service (Iaas)
  • Computing capacity, such as data space and transfer speeds, are provided as a service over an internet connection.
  • Provisioning
  • The process of providing users with access to data and technology resources.
  • Software As A Service (Saas)
  • Software that is deployed over the internet and runs behind a firewall in a person's local area network.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • 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 Data Processing & Hosting Services 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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