Electricity & gas supply companies devote around £500m on external software. The largest category is application packages with nearly 40% of the expenditure. Next in line is custom software with a quarter of the spend closely followed by system software.
Hardware expenditure by oil & other fuel companies is in excess of £600 per employee. That is twice the national norm. Analysis by size of organisation reveals a much higher multiple for smaller organisations whilst for large enterprises there is almost parity.
In the distributive trades sector, post & courier firms devote the largest proportion of their turnover to expenditure on IT & telecom. At some 3% this is half as much again as the next tier consisting of water transport, land transport and transportation support...
Public administration organisations are the top spenders on system software with a commitment approaching £600m. Next in line are telecommunication companies with an expenditure of over £400m. Close behind are retailers with an outlay of £370m.
Management consultancy firms commit almost 5% of their turnover to IT & telecoms spend. The corresponding all UK value is 2%. For larger management consultancies the proportion is over 8% whilst smaller concerns devote less than half that amount.
Medium sized printing companies outspend all other similar sized manufacturing firms in their outlay on IT & telecom staff. At almost £600k per enterprise it is a third greater than next placed beverages & tobacco manufacturers. They in turn commit 8% more than electronic &...
Travel agents & tour operators spend £1,000 per employee on telecom services. This is twice the UK norm. Smaller travel business concerns outlay is around £1,400 which is twice the expenditure of corresponding large companies.