ICT Industry Analysis



ICT sector employment

Figure 2–3: ICT sector employment share of total employment by sub-sector (based on head counts; 2009, 2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

As in the case for VA, ICT sector employment in the EU is concentrated in just two service sectors, Computer programming, consultancy and related activities, and Telecommunications representing around 63% of total ICT sector employment.


















Figure 2–4: Comparison of ICT manufacturing and services: distribution of ICT sector employment among the biggest Member State contributors (2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

The 12 new MS employed 30.23% of all employees from the EU ICT manufacturing sub-sector. In services, their contribution was only half that value (14.31%). In terms of single-countries, Germany dominated both ICT manufacturing and services .


ICT sector labour productivity

Figure 2–5: ICT Labour productivity by sub-sector (thousand constant [base year 2005] EUR per person; 2009, 2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

Between 2009 and 2010, ICT labour productivity grew up by 2.10% in real terms (Figure 1.7.b), and it was more intense in ICT manufacturing than in services. The biggest rise was in Manufacture of consumer electronics, while the biggest drop was in Manufacture of magnetic and optical media. The highest labour productivity is shown by Telecommunications.