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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Data Centers & Hosting Services

Overview of the U.S. Data Centers & Hosting 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 Data Centers & Hosting 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.

market size 2018
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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[PREMIUM]

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 Data Centers & Hosting 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

System Software Publishing

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

Business Process Management Services - Financial

Business Process Management Services - Human Resources

Business Process Management Services - Supply-Chain Management

Business Process Management Services - Customer Relations Management

Business Process Management Services - Vertical Markets

Other Business Process Management Services

Website Hosting Services, With Or Without Integration Of Related Services

Website Hosting - With Integration Of Related Services

Website Hosting - Without Integration Of Related Services

Collocation Services

Data Storage Services

Data Management Services

Video And Audio Streaming Services

Other Data Processing Or It Infrastructure Provisioning Services

Internet Access Services - Broadband (I.E., Always-On)

Information And Document Transformation Services

Imaging And Other Data Capture Services

Data Conversion And Migration Services

Custom Application Design And Development Services

Network Design And Development Services

Computer Systems Design, Development, And Integration Services

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

Disaster Recovery Services (Business Continuity Services)

Domain Name Registration Services

Other It Technical Support Services

Resale Of Merchandise

Resale Of Merchandise - Computer Hardware And Software

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

All Other 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.

U.S. map of Data Centers & Hosting Services by state

Data Centers & Hosting Services Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Data Centers & Hosting Services companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

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 Data Centers & Hosting 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 Data Centers & Hosting 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 Data Centers & Hosting 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 9%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 9%
Business Operations Specialists 7%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 40%
Computer Occupations 39%
Computer and Information Analysts 8%
Computer Systems Analysts 7%
Software Developers and Programmers 15%
Software Developers, Applications 6%
Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects 6%
Computer Support Specialists 9%
Computer User Support Specialists 6%
Sales and Related Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31%
Information and Record Clerks 12%
Customer Service Representatives 10%
Customer Service Representatives 10%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 11%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Data Centers & Hosting Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Ipayment trademarks "" - Cash advance services for businesses and merchants - 01/08/2018
  • Century Solutions Group trademarks "INTELLIGENT NETWORKS" - Computer services - 01/08/2018
  • Reliam trademarks "CLOUDX" - Peer-to-peer network computer services - 01/06/2018
  • patents Method And System For Managing Business Deals - 01/04/2018
  • Connectwise patents Project Scheduling And Management System That Uses Product Data With Product Classes - 01/04/2018
  • MongoDB patents Aggregation Framework System Architecture And Method - 01/04/2018
  • Chrome River Technologies raises $17 million in funding. - 01/03/2018
  • Yapstone Holdings raises $3 million in funding. - 12/18/2017
  • Membersuite raises $4 million in funding. - 12/14/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Automatic Data Processing143
    Limelight Networks134

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

    Latest Industry News

    • ColoHouse Expands Services, Broadens Global Footprint With Acquisition of Netrouting - Netrouting offers an extensive selection of colocation, managed cloud hosting, internet and metro services, as well as operates and owns two data centers in The Netherlands and several other Points of Presence in the US, Europe, and Asia. “Our customers ... (01/10/2018)
    • Leading Colocation Provider ColoHouse Expands Services, Broadens Global Footprint With Acquisition of Netrouting - Netrouting offers an extensive selection of colocation, managed cloud hosting, internet and metro services, as well as operates and owns two data centers in The Netherlands and several other Points of Presence in the US, Europe, and Asia. “ (01/10/2018)
    • Tier III data center to open in Knoxville - SH Data Technologies said they plan to call the data center "The Fort." It will handle data storage, cloud services, data security, disaster recovery and network and hosting services through connectivity providers like AT&T, the company said. (01/10/2018)
    • New cooling solutions offered for colocation, cloud-hosting data centers - Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has introduced three high-capacity cooling solutions for the growing colocation and cloud hosting data center markets ... environmental conditions and desired service level agreements (SLAs) or management parameters. (01/08/2018)
    • Data centers - These centers are responsible for data storage, maintenance and processing, and maintaining the space for hosting websites in the country, online email communications, domestic messaging services and all communications between government and non-government ... (01/08/2018)
    • Best VPS Web Hosting Services for Business 2018 - A reliable VPS web hosting service focuses on the technical functionalities to maintain the website for the business owner at a data center. We found the best for 2018. The first order of business when picking a VPS host is to make sure it has a reliable ... (01/03/2018)
    • Web Werks Expands its Data Center Platform to Establish Inter-connection With Businesses Worldwide - Established in 1996, Web Werks is an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 20000 - 1 and Uptime Institute Certified Cloud Data Center Service Provider in India. Web Werks has been awarded 'the best web hosting award 2017', 'Retailer Of The Year For Best ... (01/03/2018)
    • Hosting Services, Managed Services, and Data Center Services – New Procurement Research Reports Now Available From SpendEdge - SpendEdge, a global procurement intelligence advisory firm, has launched three procurement research reports on the IT category. To help clients understand the current supply landscape of the information technology sector, analysts have covered reports such ... (11/27/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $2,152,174,167 on Data Centers & Hosting Services. It has awarded 5,285 contracts to 1,074 companies, with an average value of $2,003,887 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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