How much did they all spend on G-Cloud?
This week we’ve learned that county councils don’t appear to like G-Cloud.
With a total £439m spend between the 26 councils across the UK, 18 didn’t procure any cloud services through the Government framework, designed to save public money by making it easier for SMBs to bid on public contracts.
Collectively, the eight councils that did spend money through G-Cloud spent a tiddly £385,083, according to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request from IT security group Bull Information Systems.
Here we’ve listed the biggest IT spenders (based on their last financial year) among county councils, including the amount they each spent on G-Cloud, so you can see whether it’s worth your time signing up to the Government’s service.
1. Kent County Council
£38.5m IT spend 388 IT staff £94,750 G-Cloud spend
2. Hampshire County Council
£38m IT spend 398 IT staff £0 G-Cloud spend
3. Norfolk County Council
£30m IT spend 224 IT staff £7,636 G-Cloud spend
4. Lancashire County Council
£27.7m IT spend IT outsourced £0 G-Cloud spend
5. Nottinghamshire County Council
£24.3m IT spend 188 IT staff £36,250 G-Cloud spend
6. Surrey County Council
£23.4m IT spend IT outsourced £0 G-Cloud spend
7. Hertfordshire County Council
£23m IT spend 17 IT staff £0 G-Cloud spend
8. East Sussex County Council
£18m IT spend 141 IT staff £10,800 G-Cloud spend
9. Warwickshire County Council
£18m IT spend 226 IT staff £28,275 G-Cloud spend
10. Essex County Council
£17.8m IT spend 230 IT staff £0 G-Cloud spend
11. Oxfordshire County Council
£17.6m IT spend 173 IT staff £154,911 G-Cloud spend
12. Leicestershire County Council
£17.2m IT spend 128 IT staff £0 G-Cloud spend
13. Cambridgeshire County Council
£16.9m IT spend 61 IT staff £0 G-Cloud spend