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 &...
Transport equipment manufacturers with 1000+ employees devote over half of their IT & telecom budget to computer services. IT & telecom staff is the next largest expenditure category followed by software.
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.
Printing companies with 50-99 employees devote 3% of their turnover on IT & telecoms. This is the largest portion for all manufacturing sectors with a 50-99 head count. Next in line are electronic & optical firms with 2.5%. The lowest commitment is from food manufacturers...
Beverages & tobacco manufacturers with 1000+ employees spend over £1.2m each on system software. This is 40% more than large transport equipment makers. They in turn have an expenditure which is twice that of pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Beverages manufacturers, with 100-999 employees, typically spend nearly £90k per annum on application software packages. The next largest outlay of £50k is by pharmaceutical companies. At the other extreme, wood & wooden products firms expend only £10k.
Rubber & Plastic Manufacturers' spend on software suffered much more deeply than the rest of Manufacturing during the depth of recession in 2009. Such concerns are also much more sluggish in emerging out of the downturn.