Civil engineering companies with 1000+ staff spend almost £2m each on telecom services. This is 70% more than corresponding outlay by buildings construction concerns and over twice as much as specialised construction firms.
Large information services companies have an outlay of £1,600 per employee on system software. This is ten times that spent by all large organisations in the UK. Comparison of corresponding medium sized concerns shows a five fold difference.
Film, radio & TV companies far outspend the rest of the UK on software development tools. Such media firms have an average spend of £400 per employee compared with a national norm of £80. For large enterprises the respective values are £500 and £110.
Gambling & betting companies spend £450 per employee on application software packages. Medium sized firms have by far the highest expenditure at over £700. Outlay by large concerns is close to the sector's norm.
Manufacturing companies employing 50-99 staff have an outlay of £3k per enterprise on custom software. The largest sector is beverages & tobacco with 3 times that value. Machinery & equipment firms spend the least on custom software with a typical expenditure of £1.5k.
Life insurance companies commit £1,500 per employee on hardware which is a factor of 4 higher than the average for the whole of UK. Smaller life firms make a greater investment in hardware than their larger counterparts. The opposite is the case for all UK organisations.
Veterinary organisations spend around £180 per employee on external software. The largest spend is on custom software with £80 followed by system software at £50. By far the smallest amount is on development tools where the expenditure is under £10 per employee.
Paper manufacturers commit 1% of their turnover to IT & telecom. This is half the overall value for all UK concerns. For all organisation sizes the ratios are smaller for paper manufacturing companies. The greatest difference occurs with large enterprises.