The 3rd edition of the report 'Data Centre Construction Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis' values the construction market for data centres and provides a thorough review of the structure and performance of the market from 2011 to 2020. This unique report provides both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the data centre construction sector and represents an invaluable guide to the overall market.
Key sections covered:
- Industry overview - key factors, legislation and standards, classification, market structure, ownership, key data centre operators and customer groups.
- Data centre construction market - market size and performance, key trends, future prospects, mix between newbuild/upgrade/repair & maintenance.
- Key market influences - internet usage levels, IP traffic, media downloading/ streaming, growth in cloud computing, virtualisation and optimisation strategies, 'safe harbour' ruling, data centre consolidation, IT outsourcing etc.
- Sector review - construction output by sector, project types, major projects for the private sector, commercial sector and public sector markets.
- Supply chain - key contractors, consultants, suppliers and key product groups.
Key areas of insight include:
- Review of the commercial sector incorporating co-location and wholesale providers.
- Government strategy and the progress of its data centre consolidation project.
- Analysis of the main client sectors and lists of major projects.
- The impact of key factors such as data sovereignty and the 'safe harbour' ruling, cloud computing, virtualisation trends and data centre optimisation strategies, energy efficiency targets etc.
- Modular construction and review of key product sectors in data centres.
- Analysis of leading data centre operators/contractors and recent mergers & acquisitions.
Key areas covered in the report include:
- The UK data centre industry - brief overview and structure.
- The impact of key factors such as data sovereignty and the 'safe harbour' ruling, cloud computing/services, virtualisation trends, data centre optimisation strategies, etc.
- An increasing focus on whole life cost and energy efficiency and an increase in outsourcing among smaller businesses
- Data centre market structure - key delivery channels, customer groups, operators, UK data centre estate ownership structure.
- Data centre classification - the Tier Standard and data centre types.
DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION MARKET
- Definition and market overview - the state of the market, surplus capacity.
- Market performance - market size in value terms, growth levels 2011-2015.
- Key trends - growth in cloud computing, consolidation, energy efficiency / outsourcing, shift to co-location etc.
- Future prospects - market size and growth projections to 2020.
- Market mix - share of newbuild, upgrade/replacement and repair/maintenance.
- Project characteristics - typical size, build time and cost, site selection and design issues.
KEY MARKET TRENDS AND INFLUENCES
- Review of past, current and future internet usage levels and trends in UK and Europe.
- Analysis of current and forecast IP Traffic and types of Internet traffic.
- Information about legislation and standards affecting the market. Review of government's data centre consolidation project, IT expenditure and strategy.
- The impact of the growth in cloud computing and the use of virtualisation strategies. Analysis of the impact of IT outsourcing and review of recent market activity.
KEY MARKET SECTORS
- Estimated output by value, with historical trends and forecasts, in each main sector 2011-2020.
- Market mix by end-use sector. Key market drivers, influences and future prospects in each main market.
- Project types, existing stock, key construction clients and major projects in each sector.
- Private Sector Market - key sub-sectors, influences in each, key clients.
- Commercial Sector - wholesale, co-location and managed services providers, trends etc.
- Public Sector Market - government IT spend by function and by department.
SUPPLIERS AND CONTRACTORS
- Consultants - procurement process, the role of consultants, key consultants. Contractors - types of contractors, leading companies, mergers & acquisitions.
- Key product sectors - Value of products in data centres, product mix, value by sector.
- Products in data centres - review of each major product sector, including value, important market influences and key suppliers. Includes power and electrical equipment, cooling and air conditioning, networking equipment, security, access control and fire protection.
SUMMARY OF REPORT CONTENTS
The market for data centre construction was estimated to be valued at just over £1bn in 2015, following 3 years of market consolidation. Market performance has been variable in recent years, with a significant oversupply of data centre space since 2012 in the co-location sector, followed by a period where the surplus capacity has been used to soak up modestly increasing demand. As a result, the co-location sector has experienced a volatile performance over the last 2-3 years, while the public sector remains under pressure from the Government's intentions to trim their budget deficit and reduce expenses. The private sector has also been relatively subdued, reflecting the low levels of business confidence in recent years, with 2014 and 2015 showing greater levels of confidence in investing in business infrastructure, against a backdrop of excess capacity in many areas. The performance in 2015 was generally relatively poor as the economy faltered a little and in the public sector the Government started the process of streamlining their estate while the wholesale and co-location sector came under pressure from having too much available space.
Energy efficiency is a key driver of market growth. This has driven demand for modular solutions, from rack-based solutions to complete data centre pods and containerised solutions. Ever increasing levels of online activity, and changes in the way online services are delivered with a growing interest in cloud computing technology, is also driving demand. However, increasing 'cloud' take-up might shift the nature of data centre construction as it reduces the need for businesses to own and maintain their own IT infrastructure and shifts the emphasis on to the commercial and co-location sector. One key trend that is affecting the market negatively is consolidation. The Government, as well as a number of private businesses, have started consolidating their data centre estates and move operations to fewer, larger and more efficient data centres. The Government owns a large amount of data centres and as such has a significant influence on the replacement and maintenance sector of the market. While commercial developers, such as co-location providers, account for a significant share of new builds due to their large scale and the high specifications, the majority of the existing data centre estate belongs to private businesses.
In terms of contractors, the data centre market is extremely fragmented. While most large M&E contracting businesses are key players, companies involved in data centre construction range from major building contracting groups and commercial developers, to data centre specialists and operators, modular building manufacturers and IT equipment suppliers. It appears that data centre construction is emerging as a significant sector in its own right, and one key trend seen over the past 2-3 years is that of integrated service offerings. Commercial operators and data centre specialists now offer a wider range of construction services and product/equipment suppliers are targeting whole ranges specifically at the data centre sector. It is likely that further consolidation will take place among operators, specialists and construction/ engineering firms in the near future, as the market remains extremely fragmented and characterised by a large number of new entrants and small market shares, even among the leading players.
Indications are that construction output within the data centre sub-sector will rise from 2016 onwards driven by a general improvement in the economy and the improved performance of certain end use sectors as well as the underlying factors driving greater IT and internet usage. With the growth in demand from technology, financial sector, media and content providers, many projects have been announced for 2016/2017 in commercial, private and public sectors. A further factor stimulating growth may well be the European Court of Justice ruling that the safe harbour agreement is invalid, as this may lead to several larger US companies establishing data centres in the UK and Europe. That said, the high levels of vacant space and the trend towards data centre consolidation, particularly in the public sector, are likely to lead to relatively modest overall growth. The increase in focus on whole life cost and energy efficiency will continue to play an important role, and consolidation is likely to remain a continuing theme, as building central, larger data centres can bring efficiencies on many levels. This will also lead to larger contract sizes and may affect the market for replacement and maintenance negatively in the longer term. At the end of forecast period, the market for data centre is forecast to reach over £1.1bn at the end of 2020, representing annual growth of 3-4%, though there is likely to be volatility in the forecast period.
Table of Contents
CONTENTS and LIST OF TABLES & CHARTS
1. REPORT INTRODUCTION
- 1.1 INTRODUCTION
- 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION
- 1.3 GLOSSARY
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & FUTURE PROSPECTS
- 2.1 SUMMARY
- 2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS
3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
- 3.1 GDP
- 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES
- 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT
- 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION
- 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION
- 3.6 STERLING
- 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE
- 3.8 CONCLUSIONS
4. THE UK DATA CENTRE INDUSTRY
- 4.1 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
- 4.2 THE TIER STRUCTURE
- 4.3 DATA CENTRE MARKET STRUCTURE
5. THE CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR DATA CENTRES
- 5.1 DEFINITION
- 5.2 MARKET OVERVIEW
- 5.3 MARKET SIZE
- 5.3.1 Background
- 5.3.2 Current Situation
- 5.3.3 Future Prospects
- 5.4 MARKET MIX
- 5.5 CHARACTERISTICS OF DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
- 5.5.1 Background
- 5.5.2 Design
- 5.5.3 Key Components
- 5.5.4 Cost
- 5.5.5 Site Selection
6. KEY MARKET CHANGE FACTORS
- 6.1 INTERNET USAGE LEVELS
- 6.1.1 IP and Internet Traffic
- 6.1.2 Broadband Availability and Take-Up
- 6.1.3 Public Wi-fi and Mobile Data
- 6.2 LEVELS OF IT OUTSOURCING
- 6.3 GROWTH IN CLOUD COMPUTING
- 6.4 DATA CENTRE OPTIMISATION STRATEGIES
- 6.5 LEGISLATION & STANDARDS
- 6.6 CARBON REDUCTION & GREEN ENERGY REQUIREMENTS
- 6.7 INNOVATION & MODERN METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION
7. KEY MARKET SECTORS
- 7.1 OVERVIEW
- 7.2 COMMERCIAL PROVIDER SECTOR
- 7.2.1 Wholesale Providers
- 7.2.2 Co-location Providers
- 7.2.3 Hosting/ Cloud /Managed Service Providers
- 7.3 PUBLIC SECTOR
- 7.3.1 UK Government IT Spend and Data Centre Estate
- 7.3.2 UK Government ICT Strategy
- 7.4 PRIVATE SECTOR
- 7.4.1 Background
- 7.4.2 Financial Services
- 7.4.3 Online Retail & Leisure
- 7.4.4 Telecoms Providers & ISPs
- 7.4.5 Broadcasting, Content Providers & Social Media
8. SUPPLIERS, CONTRACTORS AND PRODUCTS USED
- 8.1 KEY CONTRACTORS & CONSULTANTS
- 8.1.1 Data Centre Consultants
- 8.1.2 Building Contractors
- 8.1.3 M&E and IT Contractors
- 8.1.4 Specialist Contractors
- 8.2 KEY PRODUCT SECTORS IN DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION
- 8.2.1 Overview
- 8.2.2 Power, Cabling and Electrical
- 8.2.3 Cooling & Air Conditioning
- 8.2.4 Security & Access Control
- 8.2.5 Fire Protection
- 8.2.6 Other Products
TABLES AND CHARTS
- CHART 1 UK MARKET FOR DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION 2011 TO 2020 - BY VALUE (£MILLION)
- TABLE 2 GDP DATA - 2012-2015 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS
- CHART 3 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2020
- CHART 4 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2020
- TABLE 5 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2011-2017 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES
- TABLE 6 OVERVIEW OF THE TIER STANDARD
- CHART 7 MARKET STRUCTURE FOR DATA CENTRE SERVICE DELIVERY
- CHART 8 OWNERSHIP BY TYPE OF ORGANISATION - % BY FLOORSPACE 2015
- TABLE 9 UK DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION MARKET 2011 TO 2020 BY VALUE (£M)
- CHART 10 MARKET MIX BY TYPE OF WORK UNDERTAKEN (NEW BUILD, RMI, REFURBISHMENT) - % BY VALUE 2015
- CHART 11 DATA CENTRE BUILD COST BREAKDOWN - % BY VALUE 2015
- TABLE 12 IP/INTERNET TRAFFIC FORECASTS UK 2014-2019
- CHART 13 % SHARE OF IP TRAFFIC BY TYPE OF DEVICE - 2014 TO 2020
- TABLE 14 MAJOR EUROPEAN ECONOMIES - INTERNET ACCESS, TAKE-UP AND DATA USAGE 2014
- TABLE 15 BROADBAND AND INTERNET STATISTICS UK 2012-2014
- TABLE 16 MOBILE DATA AND PUBLIC WI-FI STATISTICS UK 2012-2014
- CHART 17 MIX BY SERVER TYPE - % BY VOLUME 2015
- CHART 18 CONSTRUCTION MARKET MIX BY CLIENT (PUBLIC, PRIVATE, COMMERCIAL) % BY VALUE 2015
- CHART 19 DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION MARKET - COMMERCIAL PROVIDER SECTOR 2011- 2020 (£M)
- TABLE 20 RECENT PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENTS - COMMERCIAL SECTOR
- CHART 21 CO-LOCATION FACILITIES CLIENT MIX - % BY VOLUME 2014
- CHART 22 DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION MARKET - PUBLIC SECTOR 2011-2020 (£M)
- CHART 23 UK GOVERNMENT ICT SPEND BY CATEGORY - % BY VALUE 2015
- TABLE 24 UK CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ICT SPEND DEPARTMENTS - BY VALUE 2014
- CHART 25 DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION MARKET - PRIVATE SECTOR 2011-2020 (£M)
- CHART 26 UK ONLINE BANKING PENETRATION - SHARE OF ADULT INDIVIDUALS 2009- 2015 (%)
- TABLE 27 E-COMMERCE PENETRATION RATES IN THE UK 2009-2015 - % OF UK ADULTS
- CHART 28 USAGE OF ONLINE CONTENT - % OF ADULTS WITH BROADBAND 2015
- TABLE 29 LEADING MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL CONSULTING FIRMS, BY TURNOVER 2014
- TABLE 30 TOP M&E CONTRACTORS IN THE UK BY M&E TURNOVER
- CHART 31 DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT MIX - % BY VALUE 2015
- TABLE 32 VALUE OF PRODUCT SECTORS USED IN DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION - BY VALUE 2015
- CHART 33 POWER & ELECTRICAL - PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2015 (%)
- CHART 34 SECURITY SYSTEMS - PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2015 (%)