Data Intermediaries industry
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UK Data Intermediaries Industry

Find out more about the UK’s Data Intermediary industry and the companies specialising in the governance, exchange and management of data. Access real-time insights into this sector and download our free snapshot report today.

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What are Data Intermediaries?

In short, Data Intermediaries are companies that collect, maintain and share data on behalf of others.

Data Intermediary companies operate across public, private and third sectors, facilitating greater access to data. These include data co-operatives managing data on behalf of members, personal information management systems (PIMS) companies and more.

Data Intermediaries sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Data Intermediaries sector. The sector has a turnover of £8.1bn currently, has received £10.2bn of investment and the sector is growing at 11.1% per year.


Data Intermediaries verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Data Intermediaries industry today.

Our Data Intermediaries RTIC is made up of 3 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Undefined Intermediaries, and Data Co-operatives. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0077 Data Intermediaries 1064 companies

    Companies specialising in the governance, exchange, and management of data, encompassing cooperative member-driven models (Data Cooperatives), individual-centric data control platforms (PDS/PIMS), and evolving or undefined roles in the data ecosystem (Undefined Intermediaries).

    • Data Intermediaries: Data Co-operatives

      Companies that allow individuals to securely store, manage, and control access to their personal data, often with features for data portability and privacy management.

      387 companies
    • Data Intermediaries: PDS/PIMS

      Companies including, typically data producers, collaboratively manage and control their personal data

      252 companies
    • Data Intermediaries: Undefined Intermediaries

      Companies that do not fit neatly into existing categories but play a role in data management, exchange, or governance.

      1081 companies

Data Intermediaries industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 11.1%, we expect that this sector could be worth £8.9bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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