By design: System upgrades and technology advancements have boosted industry demand

The Computer System Design Services 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.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Computer System Design Services industry comprises businesses that develop and implement programming systems and business solutions. The industry has expanded rapidly as computers and information technology in the workplace require regular upgrades and enhancements, with many businesses outsourcing non-essential systems operations. The industry has grown over the past five years due to increased online connectivity, with financial services providers such as banks and insurers continuing to be among the industry's largest clients. Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.0% to total $47.1 billion. This includes forecast growth of 2.8% in 2016-17...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry exhibits a low concentration level. Despite the presence of high-profile multinational corporations, the four largest players in the industry are projected to account for less than 15% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The low level of industry concentration is partly due to the multitude of small specialist firms, coupled with the abundance of independent contractors. The majority of companies in the industry are sole traders with minimal revenue. Small operators provide services such as local library card systems, and database establishment and operation for local councils, civic services and small businesses.

Consulting industries have typically been highly fragmented, and IT consulting is no exception. How..

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Industry Products

What is the Computer System Design Services Industry?

Commonly known as IT consulting, the industry consists of businesses that primarily provide expertise in information technology. Industry services include writing, modifying, testing or providing user support for software. Industry companies also plan and design computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, cloud and telecommunications technologies. The industry does not include non-customised software publishing activities.

Industry Products
Computer system design
Computer facilities management
Internet-specific services
Labour-based computer assistance
Other computer system services
Industry Activities
Hardware and software consulting
Computer programming
Internet and web design consulting
Custom software development
Software installation
Systems analysis
Computer facilities management
On-site data processing management and operations
Computer system design services

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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