Public Sector IT Market Landscape: Q4 2021 Update

Public Sector IT Market Landscape: Q4 2021 Update

Posted by James Piggott on 18 February 2022

In January 2022 our founder, Gus, presented to techUK on the state of the public sector IT market. Harnessing data from our market intelligence platform, the lay of the landscape became clear: the public sector IT market is booming.

From Q1 2016 - Q3 2021, the IT market grew, on average, 6% per year, with the average annual spend with IT suppliers sitting at £8 billion. 

To get up-to-speed on the public sector IT market, download our freely accessible update, covering Q1 2016 to Q4 2021. It answers:

  • Who are the top IT procurers?

  • How have the top IT suppliers been performing?

  • How has the value and volume of IT opportunities changed?

  • Which IT sectors are seeing the biggest jumps in demand?

  • How has the use of frameworks changed?

... and much more.

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Public Sector IT Market Landscape: Q4 2021 Update

See how we uncovered these insights

Here are some of the key takeaways:

    • The public sector IT market reached its highest ever yearly value in 2020, at £9.2 billion: a 26% rise on 2016's total of £7.3bn.

    • The proportion of IT spend originating from the NHS has doubled since 2016, rising from 6% of total IT spend in 2016 to 13% by 2021.

    • 7 out of the 10 largest IT spenders increased their budgets in the two years to Q3 2021.

    • Top IT suppliers have held their market share at about 33% of total spend since 2016, while the share taken by SMEs has gradually risen from 10% to 16%.

    • Over £7bn worth of contracts were called-off from frameworks since 2016. The Technology Products and Services series has proved the most lucrative, with over £3.2bn worth of IT contracts being called-off via them.

    • 20 contracting authorities account for over 70% of upcoming IT contract renewal value; the Home Office, Ministry of Defence and DVSA pose the most valuable contracts in total.


Want to dig further into the public sector IT and technology markets? Here's some of our other analysis:

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