Telecom Services Spend - Market Research Companies

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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.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

Development Tools Spend - Technical Testing & Analysis Companies

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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.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

IT & Telecom Spend - Security & Investigation Companies

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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%. 

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

Application Software Spend - Chemical Manufacturers

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Overall chemical manufacturing companies spend over £100 per employee on external application software products.  The norm for the UK is half as much again.  There is a stark difference in comparable spend for large organisations.  Chemical manufacturers only commit a quarter of that by their all UK counterparts.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

IT & Telecom Spend - Civil Engineering Companies

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Large civil engineering companies devote 1.3% of their turnover on IT & telecom expenditure.  This is half the UK norm.  Smaller sized civil engineering concerns also commit less than the UK average although the differences are much smaller.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)






System Software Spend - Research & Development Companies

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Research & development companies have an expenditure of over £500 per employee on system software.  This is more than four times that of the national average.  The vast gulf in spend levels applies to all sizes of organisation. 

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

Custom Software Spend - Auxiliary Financial & Insurance Companies

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Custom software spend per employee by auxiliary financial & insurance companies increases with size of organisation.  The smallest concerns outlay over £200 whilst for the largest it is almost £700.  On average the expenditure is a factor of four greater than the UK norm.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

Computer Services Spend - Membership Organisations

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Overall membership organisations have an outlay of £1,000 per employee on computer services.  This is much the same as the UK norm.  By size of organisation the spend is far smaller for large enterprises in the case of membership firms.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

Software Spend - Electricity & Gas Supply Companies

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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.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

Hardware Spend - Oil & Other Fuel Industries

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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.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)






IT & Telecom Spend - Distributive Trades Companies

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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 organisations.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

System Software Spend - Top Spending Industry Sectors

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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.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

IT & Telecom Spend - Management Consultancy Firms

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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.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

IT & Telecom Staff Spend - Manufacturing Companies

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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 & optical concerns. 

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

Telecom Services Spend - Travel Agents & Tour Operators

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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.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)






Computer Services Spend - Retail Trade

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Medium sized retailers with 100-999 staff commit £500 per employee on computer services.  This is 25% more than their larger counterparts who invest £400.  Both, however, have expenditures notably smaller than the all UK values.  In the case of large enterprises it is by a factor of 3.5.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

Development Tools Spend - Wholesale Trade

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Wholesalers' expenditure on software development tools is £40 per employee.  This is half the national average.  For smaller wholesale trading companies, the spend is comparable with the all UK value.  The major difference is for large organisations where wholesalers have a much inferior outlay.


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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

Custom Software Spend - Waste Management Companies

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Companies supplying waste management services spend £50 per employee on customised software.  This is notably less than the all UK value of £125.  Analyses by size of organisation shows similar levels of spend by waste management firms.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

Hardware Spend - Post & Courier Firms

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Post & courier firms have an expenditure of £170 per employee on hardware.  This is half the national average.  For organisations with 1000+ staff the proportion is a third.  With the remaining employee bands the post & courier companies have a larger spend on hardware than the norm.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

Application Software Spend - Top Spending Industry Sectors

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External application software expenditure by the public administration sector amounts to over £700m.  This is almost 50% more than that spent by telecommunications companies.  Banking & finance and retail trade sectors each have an outlay of around £350m.

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Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)

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