Computer Weekly Data Bank:

August, 2011


August 31, 2011  1:00 AM

Top Manufacturing IT Spend Growth – Monthly Forecast

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ammunition, apparel, forecasts, furniture, Leather, manufacture, manufacturers, Manufacturing, petrochemicals, weapons

Whilst IT spend growth is expected to hardly change in September 2011 compared with August for all manufacturers, the top growing manufacturing sectors will see advancement.  The highest spend increases are projected for Petrochemicals followed by Leather Products...

August 30, 2011  1:00 AM

IT Hardware Spend – Research & Development

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R/D, SME, SMEs

Hardware spend per employee is significantly greater for larger concerns in Research & Development than for all UK organisations.  In the case of medium companies (100-999 employees) it is greater by a multiple of 2.5.


August 26, 2011  1:00 AM

IT Staff as % All Staff – Auxiliary Transport Activities

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IT staff, SME, SMEs

Medium (100-999 employees) Auxiliary Transport Activities firms have the highest proportion of staff dedicated to IT.  Next in line in this sector are small concerns (50-99 employees) followed by large companies (1000+ employees).  The same ranking applies to all Transport Services...


August 25, 2011  1:00 AM

IT Managers Pay – Post & Courier

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Courier, IT staff, pay, Post, salary, SME, SMEs

IT managers at Post & Courier firms with fewer than 1000 employees are paid less than their counterparts in the rest of the UK.  Those working in larger concerns, however, have the edge earning a couple of thousand more than the national mean.


August 24, 2011  1:00 AM

IT Budgets – Major Industry Sectors

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Business services, distribution, Public sector, SME, SMEs, telecoms

Medium sized (100-999 employees) Financial Services organisations, on average, spend £2.7 m on IT.  This is 80% more than Business Services firms which typically outlay £1.5m.  Public Sector enterprises commit almost £0.6m whilst for Production Industry firms it is nearly...


August 23, 2011  1:00 AM

Software Spend – Machinery & Equipment Manufacture

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manufacturers, Manufacturing, SME, SMEs

Across all sizes of Machinery & Equipment Manufacturers, internal software staff expenditure exceeds that of external software.  It is particularly striking for firms with 100+ employees where the internal spend is a factor of 4 greater.


August 22, 2011  1:00 AM

IT Strategy/Planning Staff Pay – Telecommunications Firms

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IT Strategy, pay, salary, SME, SMEs, telcos, Telecom, telecommunications

Larger sized telecommunication companies pay their IT strategy & planning staff less than the average for all UK organisations.  In enterprises with over 1000 staff the earnings differ by £10,000.


August 19, 2011  1:00 AM

Software Staff Numbers – Financial Services

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Banking, Banks, Finance, Insurance

In large Finance Houses (1000+ employees) software staff make up 6% of all personnel.  This is twice the proportion found in Banks.  For Insurance companies it is 5% whilst for Auxiliary Financial concerns software professionals represent 4%.


August 18, 2011  1:00 AM

Telecom Services Spend – Paper Manufacture

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manufacture, manufacturers, Manufacturing, SME, SMEs

Large (1000+ employees) Paper Manufacturers spend over £500 per employee on telecom services.  This is 30% more than all Manufacturers.  The difference reduces with size of organisation such that Paper Manufacturers with under 50 staff spend less than the all Manufacturers...


August 17, 2011  1:00 AM

IT Spend – Computer Services

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IT trends

Computer Services firms experienced a decline in their IT expenditure per employee, a year before the recession took full effect.  Spend declined by 1% but recovered in subsequent years.  There was a deeper cut of 2% in IT outlay per employee for all UK organisations at the height of...


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