IBISWorld’s Software Development Services Procurement Research Report offers purchasing insight into the Software Development Services market. Our analysis dissects pricing trends and the supply chain, including highlighting key suppliers and their financial benchmarks. The report also provides key pieces of take-away intelligence, such as negotiation question preparation and a buying decision scorecard, which includes factors weighted according to their importance in the decision-making process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Software Development Services - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the price per man-hour for software development services has risen at an estimated annualized rate of 2.0% to $140. During the three-year period, demand for the services has grown. Increasing private investment in computers and software has fed growing demand. As computing power continues to grow, businesses are utilizing computers and software in a host of new...


Software Development Services - Total Cost of Ownership

The average total cost of ownership (TCO) for software development services is moderate. Every custom software solution is unique, and TCO will range from low to high depending on the buyer’s need for software training services, additional computer software, new computer hardware and future software enhancements.Many buyers invest in software training services to get their employees proficient in...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of software development services. Buyers procure software development services to obtain customized software that provides unique competitive advantages, above and beyond those provided by using standardized software. The custom software development process consists of planning and analysis, design, coding and implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance. This report includes only software development providers that cater to all six stages of the development process. This report does not include stand-alone software testing services or standalone software maintenance services. This report also excludes website design services and mobile application development services. 

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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