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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Mobile App Development Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Mobile App Development Services?

What is the average price of Mobile App Development Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Mobile App Development Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Mobile App Development Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Mobile App Development Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Mobile App Development Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Mobile App Development Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

Market share concentration for mobile app development services is low, with the top four suppliers comprising less than 10.0% of market revenue. There are about 19,520 mobile app developers in the United States, most of which are nonemployers, and no single vendor holds a significant share of the market. During... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Internal Staff

Where is your development team located? Do you outsource any of the app development process?

What skills do you look for when hiring your developers? What are the various stages of your hiring process?

How have you managed to keep wages under control in the past three years?

How do you retain qualified developers? What is the average tenure of your employees?


What sets your mobile app development services apart from other competitors in the market?

Have you been the subject of an acquisition? Are you looking to acquire another firm? How will this affect your business model?

How is the technology that you use superior to that of your competitors?

Do you monitor changes in technology and adapt accordingly? Can you give examples?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?

External Drivers

How has your company capitalized on the growing percentage of services conducted online? How do you intend on meeting demand as this figure grows in the next three years?

As the number of businesses rises, how do you encourage new companies to invest in your services?

How have changes in the number of mobile internet connections affected your operations in recent years?

How do you monitor changing regulations? Do you anticipate any difficulties regarding security and privacy issues?

Amid widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their budgets for mobile app development services and related services.

Buyers should indicate whether expenses related to proposal presentations are compensated or are the responsibility of the vendor.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the experience of the mobile app development team that will be providing the service by reviewing samples of related work and client references.

Buyers should evaluate providers based on the estimated costs of the mobile app development services they are offering.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers need to include the proposal due date and award information date.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates relevant to the project that providers need to be aware of (e.g. proposal presentation, mobile app completion and launch).

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Mobile app development service providers face a low level of supply chain risk overall. Low supply chain risk reduces the risk of upstream supply shortages that could result in service disruptions in the market. Thus, low supply chain risk supports buyer power by contributing to a more stable purchasing environment.... Subscribe to learn more.