Assisting development and implementing new programming systems and business solutions has become big business since the use of computers became common in the workplace. The Computer Consultancy Services industry has benefited, as businesses continue to outsource many non-essential operations. Financial service providers, banks and insurers were the industry's original breadbasket and they remain the industry's largest clients. Over the last five years through 2011-12, industry revenue will have grown at an annualised 2.8% to total $26.3 billion this year, including a 4.5% jump in 2011-12.
Computer consultants, or IT consultants, provide advice and assistance in the fields of writing, modifying, testing and supporting software to meet the needs of a customer. They plan and design computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software and communication technologies. Industry participants undertake onsite management and operation of client computer systems and data processing facilities, and provide other professional and technical computer-related advice and services.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.