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.
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
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
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?