At national level, the number of people employed in the sector exceeds 160,000, which is about 7% in the labor market, while directly contributing about 12% to the GDP. Being integral part of production and services, it is an unavoidable and fundamental factor of competitiveness. The growth of the sector (~ 6%) also exceeds GDP growth rate (~ 2%).
In the field of IT services, slightly more than 90% of businesses are micro-enterprises, approx. 7% are small businesses and less than 1% belong to the medium-sized enterprise category, both nationwide and in the region. Earlier statistics have shown that more than 300 companies of the 800 IT / ICT companies operating in the Southern Great Plain region acually operate in Csongrád county, and nearly 75% of the enterprises in Csongrád county are located in Szeged.
The fact, that the weight of the IT / ICT sector is significantly above the national average in the Szeged and Kecskemét sub-regions of the Southern Great Plain region, has been supported by earlier researches. At regional level both community economic development and investment promotion strategies put a srong focus on the IT / ICT sector.
"Resulting from the market development of recent years ICT is a flagship area in Szeged. There is a nationally demonstrable concentration of ICT enterprises here, which is a strategic strength and an area to be developed further. Based on empirical research, the information technology service (TEÁOR 62) is comparatively high in the Szeged (LQ = 2.49) and Kecskemét (LQ = 1.65) sub-regions, compared to other rural parts of Hungary. Clustering potential of this sector in the Szeged region has already been pointed out earlier. "(Source: Szeged's Investment Promotion Strategy)
„In recent years, the IT / ICT sector has been shifting from the labor market equilibrium towards the demand side both in the EU and in the region, and this tendency can be detected in Hungary too. Growth of the sector mainly is not determined by constraints on the demand-side anymore. The main difficulty lies in the limitations of human resource capacities. This is a source of pressure on IT sector operators both in terms of employer-employee contracts and the expectations related to wages. This has been supported by the national research of IVSZ and Bell Research (2015), as well as the Labor Market Survey of the Employment Pact (2016).
The economic weight and role of the cluster is determined by
Financial and non-financial quantitative data reflect the cluster's economic role the most precisely. Turnover and staffing has been planned on the basis of the 2012 and 2013 performance of the members.
|Cluster members||Realised value||Original target value||Normalised value||Realised value||Original target value||Normalised value|
|Export (million HUF)||4 811||6 086||6 013||5 049||6 999||6 189|
|Domestic sales (million HUF)||22 147||31 670||17 855||27 329||34 837||18 198|
|Profit after tax (million HUF)||1 801||2 152||1 717||2 676||2 367||1 731|
|Number of persons employed (direct employment) head||1 288||1 658||1 324||1 389||1 718||1 360|
It can be seen that the individual preformance of the members improved to the extent it had been expected, and in terms of turnover even exceeded it.
EU member states and non-EU countries offer significant, directly-accessible markets for software development. In the software markets, maintaining the market position requires considerable continuous innovation activity, which is well reflected in the summary presented below, showing that cluster member companies are present in several countries across the globe with innovative products and services delivered in different sectors.
|Member||Target country||Product / Service||Target market sector|
|ÁBRIS Consulting||Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, Egypt, Great-Britain||Gamma – intelligent IT monitoring and management tool for Temenos T24TM||Banking services|
|Clarity Consulting Kft.||Azerbaijan||Support for the implementation of IT strategy||Water utilities|
|Clarity Consulting Kft.||Sri Lanka||Contact center development concept||Water utilities|
|Clarity Consulting Kft.||Turkey||ICT as the growth engine of the oil industry training||Water utilities|
|IKRON Kft.||Austria||RFID technology||Training|
|Monguz Kft.||Poland||Public collections and knowledge management softwares and IT services||Public collections, education, cultural tourism|
|Monguz Kft.||Romania||Public collections and knowledge management softwares and IT services||Public collections, education, cultural tourism|
|P92 IT Solutions Kft.||Germany||Software development||IT industry|
|P92 IT Solutions Kft.||England||Software development||IT industry|
|Qualysoft Informatikai Zrt.||Austria||Számítástechnikai szolgáltatások||Industry, commerce, banking sector, insurance, utilities, government|
|Qualysoft Informatikai Zrt.||Cyprus||IT consulting and services||Industry, commerce, banking sector, insurance, utilities, government|
|Qualysoft Informatikai Zrt.||Poland||IT consulting and services||Industry, commerce, banking sector, insurance, utilities, government|
|Qualysoft Informatikai Zrt.||Romania||IT consulting and services||Industry, commerce, banking sector, insurance, utilities, government|
|Qualysoft Informatikai Zrt.||Germany||IT consulting and services||Industry, commerce, banking sector, insurance, utilities, government|
|Qualysoft Informatikai Zrt.||Czech Republic||IT consulting and services||Industry, commerce, banking sector, insurance, utilities, government|
|Procontrol Elektronikai Kft.||Germany||R+D service||Development of instruments|
|Procontrol Elektronikai Kft.||Germany, United Kingdom (England)||R+D service, Design and manufacturing of electronic devices||Development of instruments|
|P92 RDI Informatikai Szolgáltató Kft.||Germany||Software development||Media|
|P92 RDI Informatikai Szolgáltató Kft.||Austria||Software development||Media|
|P92 RDI Informatikai Szolgáltató Kft.||Germany||System support||Other, not specified|
|FrontEndArt Szoftver Kft.||Germany||QualityGate||Finance, IT sector|
|FrontEndArt Szoftver Kft.||United Kingdom||QualityGate||Finance, IT sector|
|R&R Software Zrt.||United Kingdom||IT consulting and development||Banking services|
|R&R Software Zrt.||Spain||IT consulting and development||Banking services|
|R&R Software Zrt.||Austria||IT consulting and development||Media and advertising|
|R&R Software Zrt.||Angola||IT consulting and development||Information technology|
|MultiRáció Kft.||Germany||EuroOffice office application||Market of office softwares|
|MultiRáció Kft.||USA||EuroOffice office application||Market of office softwares|
|Lochner Kft.||Romania||Installation of vehicle tracking systems||Transport and logistics|
|Innovariant Kft.||Germany||Printing||Production of tools|
|Innovariant Kft.||Austria||Printing||Production of accessories|
|AENSys Kft.||Norway||Alarmmannen||Security/safety, smart homes|
|AENSys Kft.||Norway||IDV||Process monitoring|