Consulting constraints: Growth has slowed in recent years, affected by economic uncertainty

The Consultant Engineering Services industry’s revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 3% over the five years through 2019-20 to £57.3 billion. Various types of infrastructure construction activity, such as electricity and telecommunications infrastructure construction, gained momentum and enhanced demand over the past five years. Commercial building construction activity also expanded and stimulated demand. In addition, government spending increased mildly as the budget deficit started to narrow, and contributed positively. However, growth in industrial production activity remained weak, limiting the industry’s more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Economic uncertainty since the EU referendum has reduced investment and slowed growth
  • Increasing capital spending by the public sector has increased demand for the industry’s services
  • Government investment programmes to support construction activity are set to support demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The level of investment required is determined by using wage and depreciation costs as proxies to compare the human and capital equipment factors of production. High depreciation costs indicate a high level of investment in depreciable assets like buildings and equipment and, therefore, high capital intensity. Conversely, high wage costs suggest high labour intensity.The level of capital intensity in the Consultant Engineering Services industry is medium. This is reflected by the industry’s capital-to-labour ratio, which indicates that for every £1.00 spent on using and replacing capital equipment, approximately £7.28 is spent on labour. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Consultant Engineering Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Consultant Engineering Services Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business capital expenditure and Government capital expenditure in the Consultant Engineering Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Consultant Engineering Services Industry?

    Firms in this industry apply engineering principles to the design, development and use of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes and systems. This includes designing industrial processes, providing surveying and mapping services and designing, managing and consulting on the construction of buildings and infrastructure.

    Industry Products
  • Construction engineering
  • Environmental project management
  • Management services
  • Scientific and technical consulting
  • Industrial engineering
  • Industry Activities
  • Planning, designing and managing building and engineering infrastructure projects
  • Designing and developing machines, materials, instruments and systems used in industrial processes
  • Designing, monitoring and managing environmental projects
  • Carrying out geophysical and other types of surveying and mapping
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business capital expenditure
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Industrial production index
  • Demand from electricity and telecommunications infrastructure construction
  • Demand from water main, sewer system and related project construction

  • Current Performance
  • Infrastructure construction
  • Other demand drivers
  • Technological advances
  • Profitability improves
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry Outlook continued
  • Manufacturing growth
  • Potential disruptions
  • Table: Consultant Engineering Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Consultant Engineering Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Extraction
  • Electricity Production
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Road & Motorway Construction
  • Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Computer Consultants
  • Technical Testing & Analysis

  • Products & Services
  • Construction engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Scientific and technical consulting
  • Environmental project management
  • Management services
  • Chart: Consultant Engineering Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial sector
  • Energy sector
  • Public sector
  • Transport sector
  • Commercial construction sector
  • Utilities and communication sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Consultant Engineering Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Consultant Engineering Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Consultant Engineering Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Consultant Engineering Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Consultant Engineering Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Computer-aided design uses computer software and automated processes to design models.
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  • Computer-aided engineering is software that helps engineers calculate their material requirements.
  • Cam
  • Computer-aided manufacturing is software that controls the machines and tools involved in the manufacturing process.
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