Tuesday 28 August 2018

*New Research* Digital Marketplace Preliminary Review 2018

Report CoverDespite the claims of the Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden, the latest government figures suggest that it is large business not SMEs that are reaping the benefits of the Digital Marketplace frameworks (G-Cloud, Digital Outcomes & Specialists (DOS), and Digital Services).

Evidenced spend for the period 01 January 2018 to 31 July 2018 was £984m, up 45% compared to the same period last year (2017: £678m). However, the proportion of spend via SMEs continues to fall—micro, small and medium sized businesses represented 38% of spending in the first seven months of 2018 compared to 47% in the same period in 2017. Evidenced spend via large businesses was up 65% to £561m (2017: £339m) compared to an increase of 19% to £378m (2017: £318m) for SMEs.

This data-driven report provides preliminary analysis of sales across the Digital Marketplace, including a comparison between SMEs and large businesses, the shift towards DOS, variations between subsectors, the top 20 suppliers in each subsector and the biggest spenders. It follows our full review of 2017’s data in February 2018 (see here) and will be followed by more in depth analysis of spending in 2018 when the final Digital Marketplace data is published early next year.

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Posted by Dale Peters at '11:31' - Tagged: publicsector   contracts   research   government   data