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Data Centres - UK - May 2017

“As was widely expected, the UK data centre sector is evolving. It remains highly fragmented, but there are signs of increasing concentration. The sector’s very strong growth prospects - combined with the attractiveness of continuous revenues, the ‘stickiness’ of customers, and strong profitability - all point to significant further M&A activity, with the sector proving attractive to venture capitalists.”

– Terry Leggett Senior B2B Analyst

This report addresses the following key questions:

  • What are the driving forces for data centre development?
  • Will out-of-town developments challenge the early dominance of city centre models?
  • Will the sector continue to attract private equity funding?
  • Will the fragmented sector increase in concentration?
  • How are company strategies changing to accommodate market developments? 

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • The market
        • Figure 1: UK market for colocation data centres, 2015-21
        • Figure 2: UK analysis of data centres, by type, 2016
        • Figure 3: UK analysis of data centres, by raised floor space, 2016
        • Figure 4: UK analysis of data centres, by revenue function, 2016
        • Figure 5: Segmentation of the UK market for IT services by industry, 2016
        • Figure 6: UK data centre usage, by industry, 2016
      • Size of end user
        • Figure 7: UK data centre usage, by size of company, 2016
        • Figure 8: UK analysis of colocation data centre locations, by, country, 2017
      • Market factors
        • Figure 9: Proportion of businesses with Internet access, by size of company, 2015
        • Figure 10: UK cloud computing market, 2012-16
      • Companies
        • What we think
        • Key Insights

            • Why is the sector attracting M&A activity?
              • What is the customer base?
                • Is the UK advanced in the global market?
                • Introduction

                    • Definitions
                      • Methodology
                        • Abbreviations
                          • Market positioning
                            • Figure 11: World analysis of colocation data centre locations, 2017
                            • Figure 12: UK role in the Western European market for colocation data centres, 2017
                        • UK Economy

                          • Overview
                            • Figure 13: Forecast GDP development 2017-21
                            • Figure 14: UK GDP quarterly development, 2004-17
                            • Figure 15: UK GDP in economic downturns and recoveries since 1979
                          • Inflation
                            • Interest rates
                              • House prices
                                • Figure 16: UK house price changes, 2006-17
                              • Consumer spending
                                • Manufacturing
                                  • Figure 17: UK manufacturing, 2014-17
                                • Business investment
                                  • Figure 18: UK GFCF 2003-16
                                • Imports
                                  • Exports
                                  • Market Factors

                                    • Key points
                                      • Market factors
                                        • Internet access and usage
                                          • Figure 19: Worldwide Internet usage, by region, 2010-16
                                          • Figure 20: Proportion of businesses with Internet access, by size of company, 2011-15
                                          • Figure 21: Proportion of businesses with broadband, by size of company, 2011-15
                                          • Figure 22: Proportion of businesses by maximum contracted internet connection speed, by size of company, 2011-15
                                        • Cloud computing
                                          • Figure 23: UK cloud computing market, 2012-16
                                      • Market Size and Forecast

                                        • Key points
                                          • Market size and forecast
                                            • The context
                                              • The UK market
                                                • Figure 24: UK market for colocation data centres, 2015-21
                                            • Market Segmentation

                                              • Key points
                                                • Market segmentation
                                                  • Types of data centres
                                                      • Figure 25: UK analysis of data centres, by type, 2016
                                                      • Figure 26: UK analysis of data centres, by raised floor space, 2016
                                                    • Data centre functions
                                                      • Figure 27: UK analysis of data centres, by revenue function, 2016
                                                    • Type of end user
                                                      • Figure 28: Segmentation of the UK market for IT services by industry, 2016
                                                      • Figure 29: UK data centre usage, by industry, 2016
                                                    • Size of end user
                                                      • Figure 30: UK leading web hosting operators, 2017
                                                      • Figure 31: UK data centre usage, by size of company, 2016
                                                    • Geographic breakdown
                                                      • Figure 32: UK analysis of colocation data centre locations, by, country, 2017
                                                    • England
                                                      • Figure 33: Major data centre locations in England, 2017
                                                    • Scotland
                                                      • Figure 34: Major data centre locations in Scotland, 2017
                                                    • Wales
                                                      • Figure 35: Major data centre locations in Wales, 2017
                                                    • Northern Ireland
                                                    • Market Trends

                                                      • Key points
                                                        • Market trends
                                                          • Capacity
                                                            • Energy usage
                                                              • Security
                                                                • Flexibility
                                                                  • Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Systems
                                                                    • Standardisation
                                                                      • Connectivity
                                                                        • Regional development
                                                                        • Industry Structure

                                                                          • Key points
                                                                            • Industry development
                                                                              • Company profiles
                                                                              • Colt Technology Services

                                                                                    • Figure 36: Financial analysis of Colt Technology Services, 2011-15
                                                                                  • Company strategy
                                                                                  • Equinix

                                                                                        • Figure 37: Financial analysis of Equinix (UK), 2011-15
                                                                                      • Company strategy
                                                                                      • Global Switch

                                                                                            • Figure 38: Financial analysis of Global Switch, 2012-16
                                                                                          • Company strategy
                                                                                          • Interxion

                                                                                                • Figure 39: Financial analysis of Interxion Europe, 2011-15
                                                                                              • Company strategy
                                                                                              • Iomart Group

                                                                                                    • Figure 40: Financial analysis of Iomart Group, 2012-16
                                                                                                  • Company strategy
                                                                                                  • Level 3 Communications

                                                                                                      • Figure 41: Turnover development of Level 3 Communications, 2012-16
                                                                                                    • Company strategy
                                                                                                    • Next Generation Data

                                                                                                          • Figure 42: Financial analysis of Next Generation Data, 2013-15
                                                                                                        • Company strategy
                                                                                                        • Pulsant/Onyx Group

                                                                                                              • Figure 43: Financial analysis of Onyx Information Technology Holdings, 2011-15
                                                                                                              • Figure 44: Financial analysis of Pulsant, 2011-15
                                                                                                            • Company strategy
                                                                                                            • Telehouse International Corporation of Europe

                                                                                                                  • Figure 45: Financial analysis of Telehouse International Corporation of Europe, 2011-16
                                                                                                                • Company strategy

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                                                                                                                Data Centres - UK - May 2017

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