We reported an improvement in market conditions in our Q2 update after a flat start to the year and explained which areas of expertise had experienced the greatest demand.  Q3 has seen most of the trends we observed continue and in several cases those trends have clearly strengthened recently.

The areas that we have observed the strongest demand in are:

Category Expertise In Technology, Commodities & Packaging
Procurement Consultancy
Spend Management Specialists
Vendor Management

We cover each of these areas individually below and make some observations about what these trends mean for procurement leaders as well as recruitment and HR professionals moving forward.


  1. The edburydaley Indirect Spend Index
  2. Senior Management
  3. Direct Spend
  4. Procurement Consultancy
  5. Spend Management
  6. Vendor Management
  7. Interim Management
  8. Observations On Recruitment Trends

To view the Q3 indirect spend data and read the rest of the report please download the Procurement Quarterly Market Update & Indirect Spend Index Q3 2013