Being a highly technologically developed country, Russia occupies a worthy place in the ranking of technologically developed countries.
According to the compilers of the rating, by the end of 2017, the cumulative revenue of the 100 largest IT companies in Russia decreased by 1.9% in rubles to 1157 billion rubles. In dollars, it increased by 12.6%.
Experts emphasize that the outlined in 2015 growth of the Russian IT market was replaced by stagnation.
Compared to 2016, the threshold for entering the rating increased by 31.5% and reached 730 million rubles. 63% of the total revenue of CNews100 is formed by the 10 largest companies in the rating – NCC, Lanit, Epam, Softline, Technoserv, Luxoft, I-Teco, ITG (Inline Technologies Group), Kaspersky Lab and others.
Top 20 accounts for 80% of total revenue. Thus, the Russian IT market is still in the hands of several major players.
About 43% of the revenue to CNews100 participants came from the provision of IT services. The share of revenues from the supply of hardware, including in the framework of project implementation, remained at the same level of about 20%.
The share of revenues from software development increased significantly: in 2017, it reached 32% against 21% a year ago.
The sale of ready-made software products brought Russian IT companies about 3% of revenue. The share in the revenues of Russian IT companies producing hardware is still low – about 2%. It should be noted that in 2017 the share of contracts concluded by the CNews100 participants with government departments increased significantly. If in 2016 they formed 25% of total revenue, then in 2017 – already 36%.
The share of financial institutions is still about 21%. The third major segment – telecom – formed 11% of the top 100 revenues. The threshold for entry into the rating of Russian developers of hardware and software, including products supplied by the SaaS model, in 2017 amounted to 725 million rubles, which is more than 2 times higher than the values of 2016 (300 million rubles).
The leaders of the rating retain their positions – Epam takes the first place, Luxoft takes the second place, and 1C takes the third place.
Experts note that it is still difficult to make plans for the current 2018, but it can be assumed that while maintaining the current rather high energy prices, the absence of significant geopolitical disasters, and also taking into account the start of the Digital Economy program, the Russian IT market has all the chances to overcome the difficulties and start a cautious growth.