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


  • The total contract value (TCV) of deals announced in March 2016 decreased 18% compared with the same period of the previous year.
  • Application management contracts accounted for 20% of monthly TCV.
  • AT&T 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 insight into the global IT service markets.
  • Plan your strategy according to competitors' major deal announcements.

Key questions answered

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

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • IT services TCV decreased 18% year on year to $5.5bn
  • The number of deals worth more than $100m decreased year on year
  • The value of the average contract increased to $34.1m
  • Application management contracts accounted for 20% of the monthly TCV
  • The defense sector contributed 37% of the month's TCV
  • AT&T secured the biggest share of monthly TCV
  • The volume of deals signed with durations of between 61 and 120 months decreased year on year
  • Monthly TCV in North America increased year on year
  • Of the contracts expiring in the next six months, 21% are application development deals
  • Of the contracts set to expire in the next six months, 22% involve central and federal government agencies


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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