Q2 generally showed an improvement in market conditions after what was a relatively slow start to the year in some sectors.  As anticipated we’ve seen strong activity in several key areas including:

  • Indirect spend across the private sector
  • Direct spend in FMCG, Pharmaceuticals & Technology
  • Spend Management providers
  • Procurement Consulting

In this quarters review we look at each area of market individually:

The edburydaley Indirect Spend Index 2013

Our Indirect Spend Index which was launched earlier this year provides some interesting data on the demand for category expertise in the various areas of indirect spend across the private sector.

In our Q1 report we observed that the three areas in most demand were technology, marketing and FM.  The Q2 data shows that technology is now the clear leader with 41% whilst marketing remains in a strong second place on 18% with the rest in single figures.

To view the Q2 data and the rest of the report please download the full Procurement Quarterly Market Update & Indirect Spend Index Q2 2013