Welcome to the 23rd edition of our survey which BCS are proud to sponsor.
As ever, responses have been illuminating and thought provoking. It is heartening to see the data centre sector so optimistic for the future with record levels of respondents (98%) seeing demand either maintained or increasing.
Whilst this news is most welcome it will have to be delivered against a backdrop of shortage of key skills and the ongoing disruption experienced in the supply chain.
We commented separately on supply chain challenges in August 2021 and these observations have been reconfirmed in this survey with 91% of our respondents having experienced issues over the past 12 months. Indeed, disruptions were felt the hardest amongst our build professionals, with 69% of developer/ investor respondents and 62% of design engineering and construction respondents reporting strong agreement that 2021 had experienced supply chain volatility.
Will this volatility continue?