IT training and development

I am looking for some specific information on costs associated to training and development within your authority’s IT department. Please would you be able to provide the following information for FY 2018/19 and 2019/20 as separate figures?

Is your IT department internal, or outsourced to a third-party provider – for example, Capita?

Both internal and outsourced to a third party provider, Scomis

If the department is internal:

How many staff were employed in the IT department?

Please see the table below:

2018/19 2019/20
ICT 20.00 28.00
Scomis 131.00 143.00
Total 151.00 171.00

We should clarify that these are the budgeted totals and therefore, at any one time, vacancies may exist teams.

What was the total amount spent on training and development for the department?

Please see the table below:

2018/19 2019/20
ICT £1,048.00 £1,582.00
Scomis £18,191.00 £49,717.00
Total £19,239.00 £51,299.00

We should clarify that these totals are  just for training from external suppliers, so staff accessing corporate training and development are not included.

 

Of that amount, how much was spent on training from third party software suppliers, providing systems to the authority?

Please see the table below:

2018/19 2019/20
ICT 0.00 0.00
Scomis 0.00 £27,098.00
Total 0.00 £27,098.00

We should clarify that recent contracts with eg MetaCompliance (charged to ICT Contracts), provide training DCC-wide and not just for the IT department.