A few weeks ago the Guardian ran a story about the MoD paying Yvonne Ferguson to cover the vacant CIO post at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), paying a salary of £10,000 per week.
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The going rate
The MoD says it has had to pay Ferguson the market rate for her services – she was recruited from Capita, the government’s support services provider.
It is understood that Ferguson is on a short-term contract and a member of the civil service will eventually take over the post, at a much reduced salary. But it is not clear how long she will be in the role, and the tasks she has to undertake are huge, long-term projects.
This phrase amused me
Ferguson’s salary is understood to reflect the complexities of the job, which includes moving the MoD to a new computer system and developing a new IT strategy for the military
What, you mean like the role of a CIO, strategy and change.
Developing a new IT Strategy for the military you say
What, like the one published in November 2013
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Would be more of an implementation role maybe?
CIO’s must be in huge demand and able to command massive salaries because half a million a year is apparently, the ‘market rate’ for a temporary post
Maybe we could look at what that ‘market rate’ is
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The services each have a CIO which is generally a 1* level, Brigadier, Commodore and Air Commodore, roughly about £100k per year.
Capita taking the piss or not?