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Welcome to the 2017 MSPmentor 501

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the industry’s most respected list of top managed services providers (MSPs).

Aldrin Brown

June 13, 2017

3 Min Read
Welcome to the 2017 MSPmentor 501

After months of research, data collection and analysis, MSPmentor is proud to present the 2017 MSPmentor 501 Global Edition – Worldwide Company Rankings.

We’re proud to acknowledge this is the 10th anniversary of the industry’s most respected list of top managed services providers (MSPs).

As usual, the latest MSP 501 ranking features IT services firms large and small, from virtually every corner of the earth.

MSPmentor 501 2017 Global Edition — Worldwide Company Rankings

How We Built the 2017 MSPmentor 501 Worldwide Company Rankings

MSPmentor 501 2016 Global Edition — Worldwide Company Rankings

MSPmentor Top Managed Services Providers Lists 2008-2015

This is the second year utilizing a new approach designed to raise the bar in terms of quality, transparency and relevance.

Take transparency: Prior to 2016, MSP 501 list was a bit of a mystery to companies that applied for inclusion.

No more.

For the second consecutive year, MSPmentor is revealing the methodology used to rank individual companies.

We’ve examined the business models, technologies, vertical markets and customer segments that MSP companies engage most.

In the coming weeks and months, the editors at MSPmentor will follow up with additional features, news stories, profiles and more that flesh out our findings, which number far too many to fully examine herein.

Also, keep an eye out for a downloadable PDF version of the survey results.

Ask us about premium, Next Level reports with the most complete data and granular insights from the 2017 MSPmentor 501 survey.

Taken as a whole, the companies on the 2017 MSP 501 list amassed a combined $14.48 billion in total revenue (based on 2016 results), up more than 15 percent from a year earlier.

Of that figure, $4.30 billion was recurring revenue, an increase of nearly 13 percent from $3.81 billion in 2015.

Despite the year-over-year increase, recurring revenues as a percentage of total revenue actually fell, ever so slightly – from 30.27 percent in 2016, to 29.67 percent last year.

Following the trend of climbing revenue, headcount also grew at a healthy clip.

Companies in the 2017 MSP 501 reported 41,915 full-time employees (FTEs) on Dec. 31 of last year, up nearly 12 percent from 37,487 at the end of 2015.

On average, MSPs on the list earned about $190,000 per employee, though that varied widely among companies, with some earning as much as $1.43 million per FTE, and others as little as $8,750.

Today’s release of the MSP 501 list is just the beginning.

On June 28, we’ll release the MSPmentor 100 Small Business Edition, which honors the Top 100 MSPs with 15 or fewer employees.

Two weeks later, on July 12, we’ll release rankings of top MSPs in North America; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); and AANZ (Asia, Australia and New Zealand).

Later this summer and fall, look for additional lists from U.S. states and other geographic regions around the world.

To those who participated, we sincerely thank you for being a part of the 10th Annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition.How We Built the 2017 MSPmentor 501 Worldwide Company Rankings

Click here for the full 2017 MSPmentor 501 Global Edition – Worldwide Company Rankings.

About the Author(s)

Aldrin Brown

Editor-in-Chief, Penton

Veteran journalist Aldrin Brown comes to Penton Technology from Empire Digital Strategies, a business-to-business consulting firm that he founded that provides e-commerce, content and social media solutions to businesses, nonprofits and other organizations seeking to create or grow their digital presence.

Previously, Brown served as the Desert Bureau Chief for City News Service in Southern California and Regional Editor for Patch, AOL's network of local news sites. At Patch, he managed a staff of journalists and more than 30 hyper-local and business news and information websites throughout California. In addition to his work in technology and business, Brown was the city editor for The Sun, a daily newspaper based in San Bernardino, CA; the college sports editor at The Tennessean, Nashville, TN; and an investigative reporter at the Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA.


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