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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Custom Computer Programming & Software Development Services

Overview: the U.S. Custom Computer Programming & Software Development Services Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Custom Computer Programming & Software Development Services: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Custom Computer Programming & Software Development Services industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Temporary Staffing Services

Temporary Staffing - Information Technology (It) Staff

Application Software Publishing

Information Technology (It) Technical Consulting Services

Application Service Provisioning, With Or Without Integration Of Related Services

Business Process Management Services, Including Financial, Human Resources, Supply-Chain, Customer Relations, And Vertical Marke

Website Hosting Services, With Or Without Integration Of Related Services

Data Storage Services

Video And Audio Streaming Services

Custom Application Design And Development Services

Website Design And Development Services

Database Design And Development Services

Other Custom Application Design And Development Services

Customization And Integration Of Cross-Industry Application Software

Customization And Integration Of Vertical Market Application Software

Customization And Integration Of Other Packaged Software

Network Design And Development Services

Network Security Design And Development Services

Network Design And Development Services, Other Than Security

Computer Systems Design, Development, And Integration Services

Computer Systems Design Services

Computer Systems Design And Development Services

Computer Systems Integration Services, Including Telephony

It Infrastructure And Network Management Services

Network Management Services

Computer Systems Management

Information Technology (It) Technical Support Services

Software Related Technical Support Services

Hardware Related Technical Support Services

Combined Hardware And Software Technical Support Services

Other It Technical Support Services

Licensing Of Rights To Reproduce And Distribute Computer Software Protected By Copyright

Information Technology (It) Related Training Services

Engineering Services

Resale Of Merchandise

Resale Of Merchandise - Computer Hardware And Software

Resale Of Merchandise - Other Merchandise, Excluding Computer Hardware And Software

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Custom Computer Programming & Software Development Services company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Custom Computer Programming & Software Development Services industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Custom Computer Programming & Software Development Services measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 10%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Operations Specialties Managers 5%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 9%
Business Operations Specialists 7%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 58%
Computer Occupations 57%
Computer and Information Analysts 10%
Computer Systems Analysts 9%
Software Developers and Programmers 30%
Computer Programmers 7%
Software Developers, Applications 14%
Software Developers, Systems Software 7%
Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects 7%
Computer Support Specialists 9%
Computer User Support Specialists 7%
Sales and Related Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Custom Computer Programming & Software Development Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • Tango Card raises $5 million in funding. - 05/21/2018
  • Apex Data Solutions trademarks "IOAAS" - Software as a Service (SaaS) services featuring software for adding interoperability as an additional two layers atop the traditional enterprise stack - 05/21/2018
  • Netsmart Technologies trademarks "NETSMART REFERRAL MANAGER" - Providing temporary use of non-downloadable cloud-based software for receiving, processing and managing referrals in the medical and healthcare fields; Software as a service (SAAS) services featuring software for receiving, processing and managing referrals in the medical and healthcare fields - 05/18/2018
  • Swampfox Technologies trademarks "FIRST IN LINE" - Computer software for customer service call centers - 05/18/2018
  • Smith Micro Software raises $6 million in funding. - 05/17/2018
  • Akumina raises $1 million in funding. - 05/17/2018
  • Akamai Technologies patents Mechanism For Distinguishing Between Content To Be Served Through First Or Second Delivery Channels - 05/10/2018
  • Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories patents System And Method For Controlled Knowledge System Management - 05/10/2018
  • Synopsys patents Systems And Methods For Providing Approximate Electronic-structure Models From Calculated Band Structure Data - 05/10/2018

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories355
    Wandering Wifi240
    Reynolds & Reynolds230

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $4,500,830,033 on Custom Computer Programming & Software Development Services. It has awarded 14,338 contracts to 2,276 companies, with an average value of $1,977,518 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Computer program or software development, custom, Software programming services, custom computer, Applications software programming services, Web (i.e., Internet) page design services, Computer software analysis and design services, Software analysis and design services, Computer software support services, Computer programming services, Programming services, Computer software programming services, etc.

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