Home-grown outsourcing players are gaining ground in Australia.
Industry analyst IDC said its report, The Australian IS Outsourcing Market Analysis and Forecast, 2000-2005, revealed that during 2000 there were more contracts signed by local vendors such as Data#3, KAZ and Ipex.
However, the big three in the space, IBM GSA, EDS and CSC still accounted for 73 per cent of the total market value of $2.9 billion.
IDC has projected the Australian outsourcing market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.7 per cent over the next five years.
Finance, communications and government remain the sectors demanding these services.