Friday 16 February 2018

**NEW RESEARCH** Digital Marketplace Review 2017

Digital Marketplace Review imageAt the beginning of February 2018, the Government Digital Service and Crown Commercial Service released the Digital Marketplace sales figures up to December 2017. The data covers sales from the three frameworks: G-Cloud, Digital Outcomes & Specialists (DOS), and Digital Services. 

Sales since the first of these frameworks was launched (G-Cloud in 2012) now total £3.2bn, with G-Cloud responsible for 89% of that spend. Despite the total spent on these frameworks continuing to rise, the rate of increase has slowed. In 2017, across all frameworks, spend was up 35% compared to 2016, but between 2015 and 2016 the increase was 54%.

Spend through the three frameworks still represents a relatively minor proportion of total public sector software and IT services (SITS) sales. TechMarketView estimates c.11% of UK public sector SITS expenditure in 2017 went through one of these three frameworks. However, as we discuss in this report, central government remains much more likely to make use of these frameworks than other parts of the public sector.

Spend via SMEs continues to rise, but at a slower rate than with large companies. Between 2016 and 2017 spend with large companies rose by 42%, compared to 27% with SMEs. This has resulted in SMEs representing a decreasing proportion of spend--from 50% in 2015, to 49% in 2016, and 46% in 2017.

This data-driven report looks at trends in sales across these frameworks, including the success of SMEs, variations between subsectors, the biggest spenders and the top suppliers. 

If you are an existing PublicSectorViews subscriber you can read the report now. If you'd like to discuss an extension to your existing subscription or would like details of how to subscribe to TechMarketView, please email Deb Seth.

Posted by Dale Peters at '09:01' - Tagged: research   government   framework   digital