IT consulting consists of advisory services that help clients assess different technology strategies, align their technology strategies with their business processes, and help them roll out new IT solutions. These services support customers’ IT initiatives by providing strategic, architectural, operational, and implementation support and planning. IT consulting could focus on security, digital transformation, software management, and systems integration.
The IT consulting market size in Qatar was estimated at US$25 million in 2018, and is expected to grow by 5% annually to reach US$31 million in 2022.
Demand will be driven by major infrastructural projects and government-mandated drives to increase adoption of existing technologies as well as drive early adoption of emerging and other advanced technologies.
While there are several regional and international consulting firms in the market, there is room for growth particularly at the lower end of the customer market, where SMEs who are more likely to adopt lower cost, commoditized services are under-served.