We expect demand recovery from 2Q-3Q, supported by (1) strong digital playbook, (2) recovery in deal contracting with increase in consolidation deals (advantage Indian Tier-1s) as enterprises consolidate their tech portfolio, and (3) tech budget normalisation in 2Q for impacted verticals. Following -1.5/-6.0% QoQ in 4Q20/1Q21E, we have factored -0.6/+1.5/+2.8% QoQ in revenue over 2Q-4Q21E. The IT sector margin is expected to decline 95bps QoQ. Profitability is expected to be impacted by lower utilisation, pricing, cross-currency (GBP), lower forex gains and should be offset by (1) INR depreciation, (2) lower travel and discretionary spend, (3) deferral of wage increase and variable payouts cuts/deferrals, and (4) lower sub-contracting. We expect the margin trajectory to bottom out in 2Q. Subsequent margin recovery is premised on (1) demand recovery leading to utilisation recovery (onsite utilisation to precede offshore), and (2) continuity in optimal SG&A, including travel and sub-contracting rationalisation. IT sector (coverage universe) is expected to post -6.1/-3.7% QoQ/YoY in 1QFY21E revenue with cross-currency impact of -15 to -70bps QoQ. We expect Tier-1 IT revenue to decline between 5% and 9% QoQ while Tier-2 IT is expected to display a wider divergence (-2 to -14% QoQ). COVID-related economic impact on sectors like travel and transportation, O&G;, retail & CPG (discretionary) will be accentuated in 1Q (dual impact of price/volume cuts and deal deferrals/cancellations), while BFSI, healthcare, retail & CPG (non-disc.) and hi-tech verticals will be more resilient (deal-deferral impact, but resilient on pricing/volume).