ICT Industry Analysis


 

PREDICT 2013 REPORT

ICT Sector employment - analysis by member states

Figure 3–4: ICT sector employment share of total employment by Member State (% of head counts; 2009, 2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

As with ICT VA in GDP, the leading countries in terms of ICT sector employment share of total employment were Ireland and Finland. At the other end of the scale, six countries –Bulgaria, Cyprus, Lithuania, Portugal, Greece and Romania– had shares below 2% in 2010.

 

Figure 3-5: Distribution of employment shares between ICT manufacturing and ICT services by Member State (% of head counts, 2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

There is considerable variation between MS in the distribution of labour between the two ICT sub-sectors. A large number of newer EU MS have become important ICT manufacturing countries, and have relatively high employment in ICT manufacturing.

 

Figure 3-6: Distribution of ICT sector employment among Member States (head counts, 2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

EU ICT sector employment was concentrated in the five largest EU economies: Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain: 64.88% of EU ICT sector employment. Other EU countries with fairly high shares relative to their economic size are Poland and the Netherlands.

 

ICT sector labour productivity

Figure 3-7: ICT labour productivity by Member State (thousands of EUR PPS [Purchase Power Standard] per person, 2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

Luxembourg (Greece, Luxembourg and especially Malta lack official data, therefore we recommend taking the results with caution) had the highest level of labour productivity, followed by Ireland, Greece and Belgium while all the newer MS (except Cyprus, Slovakia and Malta) had the lowest levels. ICT services in almost all countries (21 out of 27) had higher labour productivity than the total.

 

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