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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.
Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)
There is little variation in application software spend per employee across different sized employment agencies. In addition the investment is much lower than the UK norm, varying by factors from 2.5 to 7 across organisation size.
Application software package spend by the motor traders amounts to £60 per employee. This contrasts the whole UK equivalent of £170. Large motor trade firms have an expenditure of £85 per staff employed which is a factor of two and a half smaller than the corresponding national average.
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.
Medium sized office & other business support companies employing 100-999 staff invest over £600 per employee on external application software. This is twice that spent by other firms in the same line of business.
Medium and large sized residential care and social work establishments spend about £40 per staff member on application packaged software. For smaller sized organisations, social workers have a notably greater amount invested.
Application software packages purchases by specialised construction firms with 50+ staff are at a lower level than that for the construction sector overall. The latter additionally covers buildings construction and civil engineering companies. For smaller concerns the investment is close to par.
Small machinery & equipment manufacturers spend a little over £50 per employee on application software packages. This is similar to that for all manufacturing companies. For large firms with 1000+ staff machinery & equipment manufacturers are outspent by a factor of 2.
Smaller accountancy firms, employing under 100 staff, have expenditure per employee on application package software which is twice the UK norm. For concerns with 1000+ staff, accountants' outlay fall below the national average.
The smallest real estate companies spend by far the greatest amount on the sector's application software. Over 40% of such outlay is made by firms with 1 to 9 employees. The next highest grouping is those with 100-999 staff with around 30% of the outlay.
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