Applied Research


JCSE's Applied Research Unit, under the management of Adrian Schofield, carries out research projects related to the status, growth and development of the ICT sector.  Partnering with the industry associations in the annual Skills Survey, with Wits Business School in assessing the broadband infrastructure in Provincial Governments and with Wits Enterprise in profiling ICT research institutions are some examples of research projects. More can be found below.

The Unit also provides executive consulting on many topics relevant to the ICT industry in Africa and provides speakers for many conferences.

Please contact Adrian for any further information: 011 717 6390

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) has published the 8th edition of its Annual ICT Skills Survey for 2017. 

Thanks to JCSE’s continuing support from the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), the Information Technology Association (ITA), and Eduflex’s Virtual Assessor ™ survey application, the 2017 survey continues the tradition of being bigger and better each time.

The 2017 JCSE ICT Skills Survey report is available for download from our Publications tab (see below).

The JCSE released its second Cloud Computing report "Research Study on the Use of Cloud Services in the South African Government" on 4 February 2015.

This study examines the enablers and constraints affecting the innovation of ICTs (including Cloud Services) in the South African government context.

In January 2017, we published our ICT SMME Value Chain Analysis for the Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services.

This study examined the factors influencing the ability of small enterprises to enter and grow in the ICT sector and proposed a model for incubation and acceleration of aspiring ICT companies.

Please go to the Publications tab to see the available copies of the reports.

Please contact with any queries.