US IT offshoring to double to $14.7 bln by 2009

The US offshore IT services market is expected to nearly double in size to an estimated $14.7 bln by 2009, reports IDC. This represents a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.4%. Discrete manufacturers will continue to generate the largest percentage of overall revenue for offshore services providers, accounting for 17% of spending by 2009. Retail, communications, banking, insurance, and other financial services companies are also expected to be prominent users of offshore IT services. In aggregate, the financial services industry is expected to account for 28.9% of the total spend by the end of the forecast period.