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The Report is based on responses of the 467 companies who participated in the "First Ever" UK Gaming Development Outsourcing survey 2011

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  • 1. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market Intelligence UK Outsourced vs In-House GamesDevelopment Intelligence ReportAugust 2011

2. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceOutline Executive Summary3 Key Survey Takeaways 5 Survey Participants Profile 6 Game Development Resources: Outsourcing vs In- 11 House Outsourcing Trends 15 Client - Vendor Relations23 IT Outsourcing Costs 28 In-House Games Development Trends32 Future of IT Outsourcing Within UK Gaming38 Industry Conclusions43 Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 2 3. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market Intelligence Executive SummaryUK Outsourced vs In-House Games Development Intelligence Report 2011 is based onthe results of the First Ever UK Gaming Outsourcing Survey 2011 conducted by ITSourcing Europe between June and July 2011.The Survey aimed to: Benchmark the 2011 demand for IT resources within the UK gaming / e-Gamblingcommunity Compare and contrast key trends among the UK gaming companies that eitheroutsource or develop their solutions in-house Compare and contrast key challenges facing UK gaming industry players in 2011 Compare and contrast the most effective problem solving techniques utilized byoutsourcing and in-house development companies within the UK gaming industry Measure the outsourcability of processes within game development cycle Study factors that drive UK gaming companies to outsource their development to anexternal provider Study factors that keep UK gaming companies away from outsourcing theirdevelopment functions Benchmark the overall level of satisfaction with the outsourced versus in-house gamedevelopment in the United KingdomCopyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved3 4. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceExecutive SummaryBase sample: 467 UK-based companiesQualified participants: Heads of Game / Software Development, CTOs, CEOs,CIOs, IT Directors/Managers, Outsourcing ManagersRatio of outsourcing to non-outsourcing companies surveyed: 64.7% to 35.3% Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 4 5. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market Intelligence Key Survey Takeaways The majority of UK gaming industry players surveyed have been outsourcing their gamesdevelopment for 12 to 24 months now The most popular outsourcing destinations mix is nearshore (within/close to the same time zoneas the UK) + onshore (within the UK) The three most outsourced processes within games development are concept development,production and QA/testing The top three outsourcing drivers are reduction of operating costs, acceleration of time-to-market(TTM) and freeing in-house resources for other business purposes The top three challenges of the outsourced development are: poor communication with projectmanagers/teams on vendors side, poor project management on vendors side and vendorsinability to understand clients business needs and goals The two most popular engagement models within gaming outsourcing are OwnDevelopment/Agile Team and fixed-price project Most of the UK game development outsourcing projects are valued at 50-199KCopyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved5 6. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceSurvey Participants Profile1. Company Size (Headcount) Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 6 7. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceSurvey Participants Profile2. Industry Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 7 8. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceSurvey Participants Profile3. Annual Revenue Growth Expectations in 2011OutsourcersIn-House Developers Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 8 9. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceSurvey Participants Profile4. Platforms Companies Develop Games / Solutions ForOutsourcers In-House Developers Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved9 10. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceSurvey Participants Profile5. Overall Game Development Outsourcing Experience Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 10 11. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceGame Development Resources: Outsourcing vs In-House6. Size of project team(s) on ITO partners side (Headcount) Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved11 12. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceGame Development Resources: Outsourcing vs In-House7. Size of in-house project team(s) (Headcount) Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved12 13. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceGame Development Resources: Outsourcing vs In-House8. Most Outsourced Programming Languages/Technologies Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved13 14. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceGame Development Resources: Outsourcing vs In-House9. Most Demanded Programming Languages/Technologies Within In-HouseDevelopment *Other: PHP, Python, Lua Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved14 15. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceOutsourcing Trends10. Do Companies Multi-Source? Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 15 16. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceOutsourcing Trends11. Destinations Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 16 17. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceOutsourcing Trends12. Levels of outsourcability of processes within game development Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 17 18. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceOutsourcing Trends13. Outsourcing Drivers* *Participants were asked to choose top 3 drivers Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved18 19. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceOutsourcing Trends14. Ranking Factors By Their Importance In the ITO Locale Choice Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 19 20. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceOutsourcing Trends15. Games Development Outsourcing Challenges* *Participants were asked to choose top 3 challenges Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 20 21. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceOutsourcing Trends16. How Companies Respond To Their ITO Challenges *other: hire foreign developers, add freelancers to project team(s), consider back-sourcing Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved21 22. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceOutsourcing Trends17. Impressions of Outsourcing Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 22 23. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceClient - Vendor Relations18. How Companies Found Their ITO Partner Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved23 24. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceClient - Vendor Relations19. Size of ITO Partner (Headcount) Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved24 25. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceClient - Vendor Relations20. ITO Models Used Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved25 26. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceClient - Vendor Relations21. Who Selects IT Specialists To Be Involved In the Outsourcing Project? Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved26 27. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceClient - Vendor Relations22. Level of Satisfaction With ITO Partner(s), Their Work Quality and General Attitudes Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved27 28. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market Intelligence IT Outsourcing Costs23. Outsourcing Projects Value () Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved28 29. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market Intelligence IT Outsourcing Costs24. Do Companies Know Exact Salaries of Their Project Executors On ITO Vendors Team? Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 29 30. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market Intelligence IT Outsourcing Costs25. How Do Actual Annual Incurred Costs Compare To the Contracted Ones? Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved30 31. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market Intelligence IT Outsourcing Costs26. Actual Savings From ITO Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved31 32. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceIn-House Games Development Trends27. Challenges of In-House Development* *Participants were asked to choose top 3 challenges Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 32 33. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceIn-House Games Development Trends28. How Companies Respond To Challenges Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved33 34. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceIn-House Games Development Trends29. Part of Corporate Budget Spent On Games Development Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved34 35. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceIn-House Games Development Trends30. Level of Satisfaction With the In-House Development Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved35 36. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outsourcing Market IntelligenceIn-House Games Development Trends31. Challenges of In-House Games Development* *Participants were asked to choose top 3 challenges Copyright IT Sourcing Europe 2011 | All Rights Reserved 36 37. IT Sourcing Europe: European IT Outso