Over one fifth of UK businesses are looking to outsource less over the next two years, according to Whitelane Research.
The analyst claims its research found that 22 per cent of UK businesses are looking to insource, citing innovation, intellectual property ownership and the quality of service as the main factors. 73 per cent of respondents plan to outsource at the same rate or more over the same period.
Whitelane's UK IT Outsourcing Study, which is carried out in conjunction with PA Consulting Group, also assesses the satisfaction levels of end-user relationships with providers, with 747 relationships evaluated.
TCS and Hexaware scored the highest, at 81 per cent, while Getronics polled second at 79 per cent.
In a statement following the reports publication, Getronics CEO Nana Baffour said: "Our performance over the past four years shows that we have earned our reputation as a people-centric business, by focusing on adaptability, resilience and proactivity to deliver an exceptional user experience.
"This continued success is not just in the UK, but across Europe and is reflected in other Whitelane research success, for example, in Belgium.
"We are doing all the right things to maintain our reputation, and we work hard to keep doing those things to delight all our customers, year in, year out."
Overall the UK's satisfaction level with its outsourcers was scored at 88 per cent by Whitelane.
Manish Khandelwal, IT sourcing expert at PA Consulting Group, said: "As businesses are increasingly technology driven, the IT supply chain cannot remain back office centric.
"While overall satisfaction levels with IT service providers remain high and outsourcers are generally seen as doing a good job of delivery, they must now prove to their customers that they are an essential part of the IT supply chain of the future as an innovation partner.
"If they are seen as bereft of new ideas they are destined to be relegated to the role of suppliers of utility computing".
Earlier this year market analysts told CRN that large outsourcing firms are struggling to keep pace with smaller, born-in-the-cloud players.
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