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This report provides analysis of the contracts announced in the second quarter of 2015, with graphical representation of key activity, insight into significant deals, and comparison with activity over the previous 12 months.


  • The second quarter of 2015 was very similar to the first in terms of IT services contract activity. Ovum tracked a total of 534 contract announcements, almost identical to the number recorded in the previous three months of the year (533), while total contract value (TCV) was unchanged at $19.3bn.
  • Once again, the contracts data provided a clear illustration of the growing dominance of small deals, valued at $10m or less. Half of the contracts announced in 2Q15 fell into this price band, compared to 36% in the same period of the previous year.
  • The quarterly numbers from the private sector were disappointing, with TCV dropping 38% year-on-year, due largely to demand for small projects. It was a different story in the public sector, where TCV increased by 22%.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides an insight into activity in global markets, including North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and South & Central America.
  • Gives an overview of deals across all IT services domains, including infrastructure, applications, and BPO.

Key questions answered

  • What are the key trends currently affecting the global IT services market?
  • Which vendors are winning major outsourcing deals?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: IT Services Contracts Quarterly Analysis, 2Q15
  • Methodology
  • Further reading

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