Our group has an opportunity to work with the UK IT Services market and I want to understand it better. In particular I want to understand the background and trends.
From our initial research using Companies House data, we have found that there are approximately 8200 companies in the UK with a revenue/turnover ranging from £500k to £10m.
For our work, we define "IT Services" as companies that provide any or all of the following services: Managed Support Provider (MSP), IT Consultancy, IT Projects, Software development and/or design, IT break fix support, outsourced IT, IT resellers of software or hardware.
* Firstly, is this number of 8200 companies still accurate?
* Secondly, what was the size of the UK IT Services market 3 years ago, and in particular, what was the number of the companies within this turnover range? (Has the number of these companies gone up or down?)
* Thirdly, what is the revenue/turn over of these companies? (Eg, 8200 companies in a range of 500k to 10m is either £4.1 billion per year through to £82 billion - that's a big spread so narrowing it down is needed.)
To complete this job, you'll need to answer the above three questions and provide solid data, or references to credible sources that can prove this to suspicious bankers, investors, etc (these are the people we are talking to, so the data needs to convince them.)
As such, a background in the UK finance world may be of benefit, but is certainly NOT mandatory. A data geek is preferred - someone who loves data, knows where it lives and can get hold of it.
That is the base level of the job.
However, we are also offering bonuses paid for answering any or all of the following questions.
- What was the number of companies both before and after the 2007 crash? (Eg answering the question, "what happened to the market during the last crash?")
- What is the market number of these companies in any of the following markets: France, Germany, Western or Eastern Europe, or Europe as a whole, the Middle East.
- What is the growth of these companies per year? Eg, showing an average growth of x% is ok; as is pointing out stellar examples of specific companies that had very high growth of y% (you can use either turn over or profit for this point). Major bonus for pointing out WHY those stellar companies did so well compared to their peers.
- A list of the bigger companies with turnovers over £10m.
Please put "Data Geeks Rule" at the top of your response so I know you are human and have read this post.
Lastly, the amount specified is just a recommended amount. If you feel you can do a GREAT job and your price is higher, sell me on it why I will get better value from you doing that.