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Larger air transport companies fall below the all UK values in their expenditure on development tools per employee. Overall air transport firms spend around £70 per staff member.
Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)
Electronic manufacturers spend over £100 per employee on software development tools. This is 40% more than the whole UK value. Large electronic manufacturing firms invest £180 per staff member. This declines progressively for smaller sized concerns although expenditure continues to outstrip the national norm.
Film, radio & TV companies far outspend the rest of the UK on software development tools. Such media firms have an average spend of £400 per employee compared with a national norm of £80. For large enterprises the respective values are £500 and £110.
Large water supply companies spend some £350 per employee on software development tools. This is three times that for the corresponding all UK value. For smaller sized concerns the uplift factor is around 1.5.
Medium sized software publishers employing 100-999 staff are top spenders on development software tools with a typical outlay of almost £300k. Telecommunications companies are the next highest investors with half that amount. They are followed by electricity & gas supply enterprises whose average expenditure is over £80k.
Mineral manufacturers spend £40 per employee on development software tools which is the same as for all UK manufacturers. There is a significant difference however when comparing the outgoings by size of organisation. For large firms, mineral manufacturers lag by a factor of 2.
Large companies in oil & other fuel industries spend over £600 per employee on software development tools. This is over twice that expended by smaller concerns in the sector and more than a factor of 5 compared with the national figure for large organisations.
Small, medium and large market research companies spend around £70 per employee on software development tools. This is less than that by the very small concerns with under 50 staff. Apart from large firms (1000+ employees), market researchers have a higher outlay than their all UK counterparts.
Gambling & betting firms far outstrip other organisations in the arts, entertainment & recreation sector in their spend per employee on development tools. Their outlay is more than double that of creative, arts & entertainment concerns and almost a factor of ten greater than the remaining constituent enterprises.
Financial services organisations are forecast to spend almost £350m on software development tools in 2015. Banks & finance houses will dominate the sector with expenditure of £200m. At little over half that amount will be invested by auxiliary financial & insurance institutions such as those providing security, commodity and insurance brokerage services. Life and general insurance companies are each expected to spend under £20m.
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