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Ovum's IT services research includes all publicly announced contracts with values of more than $1m. This report provides insights into deal signings by vendor, client, value, region, and IT services type and solution area for July 2016.


  • The total contract value (TCV) of deals announced in July 2016 decreased 63.3% compared with the same period of the previous year.
  • Application development contracts accounted for 25% of the total contract volume.
  • Telecom Italia secured the biggest share of monthly TCV.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain an understanding of all deal types in all IT services domains, including infrastructure, applications, and BPO.
  • Gain an insight into the global IT service markets.
  • Plan your strategy according to your competitors' major deal announcements.

Key questions answered

  • What major IT services contracts were announced during July 2016?
  • What deals are set to expire and when?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • IT services TCV decreased 63.3% year-on-year to $3.9bn
  • The number of deals worth less than $5m increased year on year
  • The value of the average contract decreased to $21.5m
  • Application development contracts accounted for 25% of the total contract volume
  • The central/federal government deals contributed 39% of the month's TCV
  • Telecom Italiasecured the biggest share of monthly TCV
  • The volume of deals signed with durations of between one and 12 months increased year on year
  • Monthly TCV in North America decreased year on year
  • Of the contracts expiring in the next six months, 23% are application development deals
  • Of the contracts set to expire in the next six months, 33% involve defense clients


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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