Spend 10 Fold Greater than the Norm.
Electricity & gas supply companies are due to spend over £2,200 per employee on application software packages in 2016. This is ten times greater than the UK average. The medium and large utilities will each be having an outlay of some £2,400 per employee whereas for the UK as a whole the respective values are £230 and £320.
Computer Services Spend to Rise by 28%.
Users’ computer services spend is expected to increase by 28% between 2014 and 2019. It is going to be the fastest growing UK IT & telecom budget component.
By 2019 the total user outlay on computer services will be £37bn. This is considerably lower than the expected £55bn expenditure on IT & telecom staff. The smallest budget element will be hardware at £11bn which would have hardly shifted since 2014.
Hardware Spend to Double.
Hardware spend per employee by motor trade companies is set to double from around £100 in 2008 to over £200 in 2019. Its progress undulates with troughs in recession hit 2009 as well as 2012 and 2017. For all UK enterprises there is a notable dip in hardware spend in 2009 as well as slippage around 2017. Between 2008 and 2019 the overall rise is under 10%.
IT & Telecom Spend to Still Rise by 30%.
IT & telecom spend as a % of turnover is forecast to decline for information services companies. Nevertheless, IT & telecom spend itself will increase by 30% between 2014 and 2019. Over the same period, however, turnover is expected to advance by 40%.
The spend to turnover ratio for information services companies will continue to be well in excess of 10%. This is 5 times that for all UK organisations which hovers around 2.5%.
Telecom Spend Doubles.
Gambling & betting companies telecom spend per employee is set to double from £1,100 in 2008 to £2,200 in 2019. The spend has been increasing year on year stoked by the drive in online gambling and betting. This strongly contrasts the corresponding spend by all UK organisations. The overall UK growth is less than 10% over the same period.
Budget to Rise 10%.
A typical IT & Telecom budget for a medium sized wholesaler, with 100-999 employees, is around £1m. This budget is due to increase by 10% between 2014 and 2019. Staff and software are going to be the fastest growing components at just under 20%. Hardware is due to decline by 20%.
Software spend by UK motor manufacturers is soaring spurred by heavy investment in emerging technologies such as autonomous cars.
It is leaving the rest of the UK far behind in the amount spent on software per employee. Motor manufacturers will be outspending the rest of the UK by a factor of 3 by 2019. A rapid increase from 2012 when there was parity.
Large market research companies spend £600 per employee on telecom services. This is comparable with the UK norm. For smaller sized research firms, the expenditure is higher than the corresponding UK average. In the case of the smallest concerns it is up by at least a factor of two.
Overall technical testing & analysis companies spend 20% less per employee on software development tools than all UK organisations. This extends to 30% for large enterprises. For smaller concerns technical testing & analysis firms are the larger spenders.
Security & investigation companies with 1000+ employees spend the most of their IT & telecom budget on staff. Following close behind is outlay on computer services. Each of these accounts for almost a third of the total outlay. Hardware is the smallest component with under 10%.