IT Sourcing Europe highlights some of the findings of its recent UK IT Sourcing Survey 2010.
IT Sourcing Europe, a UK-based IT Sourcing research and consultancy company, has recently completed its UK IT Sourcing Survey, conducted in the frames of its All-European IT Outsourcing (ITO) and In-House Software Development Best Practices Research 2010. The survey questionnaires were filled out by the 250 UK companies with different ITO experiences.
The survey finds that 30% of UK companies outsource 90% to 100%, while 14% outsource less than 10% of their software/web development. Most of the outsourced projects fall under the Web (Web 2.0, Microsoft ASP.NET, Java, EpiServer, open source etc) and Enterprise (J2EE, J2SE, C#, MySQL etc) areas of expertise. Fifteen percent of companies outsource Mobile development (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile etc), 10% outsource embedded development and 8% – Software as a service (SaaS) and Cloud Computing.
Comparing the actual incurred annual costs of the outsourced development to the contracted ones, 51% of companies say their actual incurred costs are almost equal to the expected ones, 28% say the actual costs of the outsourced development are up to 25% higher than the expected ones, 15% report their actual costs to be 25%-49% higher and 2% – 50%-75% higher than expected.
Regarding the actual savings from the outsourced development, 35% of companies save 40-59%, 29% – 10%-24% and 16% – 25%-39% of their operating costs from the outsourced software development. Only 8% of participants save 60% and 4% – less than 10% from their outsourced software development.
Other survey findings and reduced UK Report version can be downloaded UK ITO Report 2010