The growth in the demand for IT outsourcing in Europe has declined by 5% in the second quarter of this year compared with the first, the latest survey carried out by sourcing consultancy Equaterra has found.
Demand was up according to half the sourcing advisers surveyed globally, but only 40% compared with 45% in the previous three months in Europe said demand was up. More advisers now think the economic environment is slowing or making businesses rethink their outsourcing compared with the previous quarter.
The survey of Equaterra's global sourcing advisers takes into account demand for BPO, IT outsourcing, other third party-supplied IT services and other internal process improvements.
One of the most significant findings of the research is that 55% of advisers said the economic environment is slowing and pushing people to rethink outsourcing plans. This compared with 36% that said this in the previous quarter.
Some of the findings:
Source: Equaterra 2010
Download and digest
Download Equaterra's exclusive research on the Western European outsourcing market from Computer Weekly - Taking the pulse of the European outsourcing market
This exclusive report from Equaterra for Computer Weekly readers analyses the market and trends for IT outsourcing in Western Europe. The 16-page report, taken from Equaterra's 2Q10 global business and information technology pulse survey, assesses outsourcing activity in Western Europe in the second quarter of 2010 and reports on the projected take-up of outsourcing services into 2010 and 2011.
Download the Equaterra report here. Registration to Computer Weekly required