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Electricians in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Electricians Market Research Report | SIC F43.210 | Sep 2016

Well connected: Larger operators have benefited from long-term contracts, supporting growth

The Electricians market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£25bn
Annual Growth 12-17
1.2%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
219,925
Businesses
39,385
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Electricians industry operates in all building, infrastructure and industrial markets. Electricians install new electrical, communications and industrial equipment, and repair and maintain existing electrical equipment and fixtures. The industry is primarily affected by trends in downstream demand from construction markets. It took longer than expected for the protracted economic recovery to lead to increased demand for industry services, although spending on essential maintenance and repair services provided some respite to operators at the start of the period.

Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is estimated to rise at a compound annual rate of 1.2% to reach £24.8 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Electricians industry is highly fragmented, as the high number of enterprises and the proliferation of smaller firms demonstrate. The four largest enterprises – SSE Contracting, Imtech Technical Services, N G Bailey and Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil – are estimated to account for only 6% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The industry is characterised by its many small-scale, regionally dispersed contracting firms, although the largest players operate across Britain and have multiple establishments. The fragmentation of the industry is evident from the distribution of enterprises by employment size. According to the Office for National Statistics, 91.5% of enterprises employed fewer than 10 employees in 2015 and 81.2% employed fewer than five.

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What is the Electricians Industry?

Operators in this industry install electrical systems in all kinds of buildings and civil engineering structures. These systems include electrical wiring, telecommunications wiring, street lighting, electric signals, fire alarms and burglar alarms. The industry excludes the monitoring of electronic security systems and the construction of communication and power transmission lines.

Industry Products
Maintenance and repairsUpgradesOther installationsInstallation in new buildings
 
Industry Activities
Installing electrical wiring and fittingsInstalling telecommunications wiringInstalling computer network and cable TV wiringInstalling satellite dishesInstalling street lighting, electrical signals and airport runway lightsInstalling and maintaining fire alarms and burglar alarmsInstalling electric solar energy collectors


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