Forgot Password?

Executive Search Recruiters in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Executive Search Recruiters Market Research Report | SIC UK0.013 | Jan 2017

In a strong position: Despite a temporary dip, revenue is well placed for further growth

The Executive Search Recruiters 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
Odgers (Group) Limited Odgers (Group) Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Purchase to read more
Purchase to read more
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Economic improvement and strong C-level recruitment demand have driven growth
  • High turnover and high costs of hiring C-level executives keeps industry services in demand
  • Flow-on effects from the EU exit could threaten revenue and demand from financial industries
  • ... purchase to read more

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The recession caused a sharp contraction in revenue in the Executive Search Recruiters industry, leaving the industry with lost ground to recover. Having reached a nadir in 2009-10, the industry has since recovered and revenue has grown fairly consistently over the past five years. IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will increase at a compound annual rate of 3.7% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £1.3 billion. Improving economic conditions have been the driving force behind industry expansion since the beginning of 2013-14, resulting in greater demand for the industry's services. However, falling business confidence following the decision to leave the European Union is expected to cause a contraction in revenue of 4.3%% over the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry is made up of a large number of small- and medium-sized firms that specialise in niche recruitment functions and are highly protective of regional networks. In 2016-17, the top four players are estimated to account for only 18.3% of total industry revenue. The top players in the industry have increased their revenue substantially over the five years through 2016-17, however consistent demand for industry services and low barriers to entry have supported the launch of new headhunting ventures in recent years. This has resulted in heightened competitive pressures.

.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Executive Search Recruiters Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Executive Search Recruiters Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business confidence index and Number of businesses in the Executive Search Recruiters industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    What is the Executive Search Recruiters Industry?

    Executive search recruiters, known informally as headhunters, specialise in the recruitment of senior or executive personnel on behalf of clients. Services include targeted research and identification; candidate approach and vetting; and facilitation of the recruitment and assimilation processes.

    Industry Products
    Retained searchDelimited or engaged search Contingent searchOther services
    Industry Activities
    Researching prospective recruitment targetsApproaching recruitment candidatesScreening and interviewing candidatesFacilitating the recruitment and assimilation process, including remuneration and contract negotiationProviding additional advisory and consulting 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
  • Number of businesses
  • Mergers and acquisitions involving UK companies
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Current Performance
  • In-house solutions
  • Senior level turnover
  • Executive divide
  • Significant sectors
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand uncertainties
  • Competitive pressures
  • Changing environments
  • Profitability and diversification
  • Table: Executive Search Recruiters Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Executive Search Recruiters Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Banks
  • General Insurance
  • Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage
  • Financial Management
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Consultants
  • Estate Agents
  • Paper Stationery Manufacturing
  • Software Development
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Products & Services
  • Retained search
  • Delimited or engaged search
  • Contingent search
  • Other services
  • Chart: Executive Search Recruiters Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial sector
  • Financial services sector
  • Retail and consumer products sector
  • Technology sector
  • Health-care and life sciences sector
  • Public and non-profit sector
  • Educational sector and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Executive Search Recruiters 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 and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Marketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Executive Search Recruiters
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Executive Search Recruiters Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Odgers Intermediate Ltd
  • Table: Odgers Intermediate Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Executive Search Recruiters 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 Executive Search Recruiters 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
  • High-ranking executive titles within an organisation, usually beginning with "chief".
  • Contingent
  • Payment delivered upon successful placement of the candidate.
  • Linkedin
  • A social networking website used by professionals to showcase experience and abilities.
  • Retainer
  • A fee paid in advance in order to initiate a search on behalf of a client.

  • Why Buy this Report?
    IBISWorld industry market research reports enable you to:
    • Find out about key industry trends
    • Identify threats and opportunities
    • Inform your decisions for marketing, strategy and planning
    • Quickly build competitive intelligence
    This report on Executive Search Recruiters:
    • 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 Executive Search Recruiters 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

    IBISWorld reports on thousands of industries around the world. Our clients rely on our information and data to stay up-to-date on industry trends across all industries. With this IBISWorld Industry Research Report on Executive Search Recruiters, you can expect thoroughly researched, reliable and current information that will help you to make faster, better business decisions.

    View Sample
    Select Clients
    Back to Top