The new expanded edition covers 43 contracts with a total value of £8.6bn and employing over 17,500 staff plus several large highway services and waste contracts. The Database reveals that BT, Capita and Mouchel dominate the rankings with a 61.9% market share by contract value. Six of the ten companies are foreign owned and have a 32.0% market share by contract value. 12 local authorities have commenced procurement but then rejected an SSP for various financial and operational reasons (see Table 8). The failure rate, based on 40 contracts and 5 failures, is 12.5% (see Table 9). Also includes evidence of problems in several other SSP contracts.