Public administration's software outlay amounts to over £2bn. Application packages is the largest component with around a third of the spend. System software and custom software each absorb about a quarter of the expenditure.
The public administration spends around £400 per employee on telecom services. For all UK organisations the value is 50% higher. The pattern across size of organisation shows a notably larger difference with smaller enterprises.
Financial Services sector spends well over £1.000 per employee on both external software and internal software staff. This is substantially more than any other major industry sector where the outlay is under £500. The lowest expenditure is on internal software staff by the Public...
In the Public Sector, large Public Administration enterprises (1000+ employees) have average IT budgets in excess of £20m. This is four times greater than same sized Education institutions and a factor of 7 times that for Health & Social Work organisations.
IT managers in Public Administration just have the edge in earning power over their counterparts in Health & Social Work. Both are ahead by over 5% of IT managers in Education.
Benchmarking Public Sector IT staff pay against the UK average shows lower earnings across all the main job functions. The differential varies from a 20% shortfall for operations to 30% for software staff.
IT operations staff, including communications operators, represents a quarter of all IT staff employed by large Public Administration organisations. The number is boosted by disproportionally high number of communications operators.