Computer Weekly Data Bank:

Public sector


February 13, 2014  1:00 AM

Software Spend – Public Administration

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Development tools, Public sector, System software

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. 


April 8, 2013  1:00 AM

Telecom Services Spend – Public Administration

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
Public sector

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.



August 24, 2011  1:00 AM

IT Budgets – Major Industry Sectors

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Business services, distribution, Public sector, SME, SMEs, telecoms

Medium sized (100-999 employees) Financial Services organisations, on average, spend £2.7 m on IT.  This is 80% more than Business Services firms which typically outlay £1.5m.  Public Sector enterprises commit almost £0.6m whilst for Production Industry firms it is nearly...


August 12, 2011  1:00 AM

IT Manager Numbers – Major Industry Sectors

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Business services, distribution, IT staff, Public sector, Telecom

There are over 200,000 IT managers employed in the UK.  Around a third of them work in Business Services.  The next largest grouping is in Distribution & Telecoms with 50,000 IT managers.  Fewer than 10,000 work in Community & Personal Services which is the smallest of...


August 3, 2011  1:00 AM

IT Managers Pay – Major Industry Sectors

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Business services, distribution, IT staff, pay, Public sector, salary, SME, SMEs, telecoms

IT managers working for small organisations (50-99 employees) are best paid in the Business Services sector with average income over £50,000.  The least generous pay is in the Public Sector where the norm is nearer £35,000.


July 18, 2011  1:00 AM

Software Spend – Major Industry Sectors

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Business services, distribution, Public sector, telecoms

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...


June 29, 2011  1:00 AM

IT Budgets – Public Sector

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Education, health, Public sector

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.


May 26, 2011  1:00 AM

IT Managers Pay – Public Sector

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Education, health, IT managers, IT staff, pay, Public sector, salary

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.

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April 18, 2011  1:00 AM

Public Sector Pay

kwicka Profile: kwicka
IT managers, IT operations, IT staff, IT Strategy, pay, Public sector, salary

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.

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March 4, 2011  1:00 AM

IT Operation Numbers – Public Administration

kwicka Profile: kwicka
IT staff, Public sector, SME

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.

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