Update on ICT Spend for Government bodies : FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

You asked for an update to a previous FOI release, referenced: 'FOI/18/00102 - 'ICT Spend for Government bodies: FOI release'.


I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested in the format you asked for.

The answer to your question is enclosed at Annex A.

The ICT spend information contained within this FOISA response has been extracted from the Scottish Procurement Information Hub which is a tool to assist public sector

organisations to analyse their spend profile. All suppliers have been allocated to one spend category only where in reality, they may supply products and services that cover multiple categories. These limitations should be borne in mind when interpreting this response. The updated ICT spend information covers the period 2017/18 as this is the latest year we have full information on.The data is based on core trade spend which is spend with suppliers that have been classed as commercial organisations or as non-trade social care providers and with whom individual public bodies have spent over £1000 in aggregate in a 12 month period. The data is based on the vCode supplier taxonomy developed by the provider of the Scottish Procurement Information Hub. The information is provided where vCode vendor category is known.

The Scottish Government IT Salary Information has been provided by our Corporate

Analytical Services team and covers the period 2017/18 and 2018/19. Please note that IT/digital staff are not all concentrated in one single division and the figures in the Annex cover all IT staff in core Scottish Government- including Information & Technology Services Division, Agriculture & Rural Environment IT Services Division, Digital Directorate, and Social Security Chief Digital Officer Division.

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FOI/19/02574 - Annex A


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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