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Ovum's IT services research includes all publicly announced contracts with values of more than $1m. This report provides an insight into deal signings by vendor, client, value, region, and IT services type and solution area for December 2014.


  • The total contract value (TCV) of deals announced in December 2014 increased 42% compared to the same period in the previous year.
  • The financial service sector contributed 26% of TCV, while the TCV of deals involving financial services clients increased 36% year-on-year.
  • Infrastructure management projects contributed 52% of TCV during the month. The TCV of contracts expiring in the next six months stands at $70.1bn.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain an understanding of all deal types in all IT services domains, including infrastructure, applications, and BPO.
  • Gain an insight into global markets, including North America, Europe, MEA, and emerging markets in Asia-Pacific and South and Central America.
  • Learn to plan your strategy according to competitors' major deal announcements.

Key questions answered

  • What major IT services contracts were announced during December 2014?
  • What deals are set to expire, and when?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • IT services TCV increased 42% year-on-year to $8.8bn
  • The number of deals valued between $1m and $5m increased significantly
  • The value of the average contract increased to $50.6m
  • TCV of infrastructure management deals increased 26% year-on-year
  • The TCV of financial services sector deals increased 36% year-on-year
  • IBM secured the biggest share of the month’s TCV
  • The volume of deals signed with durations of less than one year more than doubled year-on-year
  • Monthly TCV in Europe increased year-on-year
  • Of the contracts expiring in the next six months, 21% are for infrastructure management
  • Of the contracts set to expire in the next six months, 39% involve defense clients


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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