35% of organisations in Switzerland are planning to increase their outsourcing activities over the next two years, while a majority of 37% intend to maintain their current outsourcing levels. An additional 17% of respondents intend to outsource less and bring tasks in-house, down from 19% in 2022. The primary drivers for insourcing are the development and retention of Intellectual Property (IP) (63%) and the anticipation of greater team stability, cited by 54%.
By industry, the pharmaceuticals industry indicates significant growth prospects, with 62% of respondents planning to outsource more. In the financial services sector, outsourcing plans align with the overall average of 35%; however, 23% of participants are looking to outsource less. The manufacturing, chemicals and consumer goods industry shows a relatively lower intention to increase outsourcing (19%), with a majority of 57% planning to make no changes.