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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 May 2015.


  • The total contract value (TCV) of deals announced in May 2015 fell 29% compared with May 2014.
  • The services sector contributed 18% to monthly deals' TCV.
  • North American clients were the biggest spenders on IT services contracts during the month.

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 May 2015?
  • What deals are set to expire, and when?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • IT services TCV decreased 29% year-on-year to $5.5bn
  • The number of deals valued between $51m and $100m fell sharply
  • The TCV of infrastructure management deals decreased 72% year-on-year
  • There was notable activity in the services sector
  • IBM secured the biggest share of the month’s TCV
  • The volume of deals signed with durations of less than one year tripled year-on-year
  • Monthly TCV in North America decreased year-on-year
  • Of the contracts expiring in the next six months, 24% are application development deals
  • Of the contracts set to expire in the next six months, 58% involve defense clients


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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