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Medium sized education organisations outspend all others in terms of hardware outlay per employee. Apart from large education establishments, all education institutions have a higher hardware expenditure than the corresponding all UK values.
Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)
Large banking & finance institutions have an average outlay of £13m on hardware. The corresponding life insurance companies spend a third of that amount whilst for both auxiliary finance & insurance firms and general insurers it is about a fifth.
Life insurance companies commit £1,500 per employee on hardware which is a factor of 4 higher than the average for the whole of UK. Smaller life firms make a greater investment in hardware than their larger counterparts. The opposite is the case for all UK organisations.
Professional & technical companies employing 50-99 staff typically spend £32k on hardware. The largest outlay is by advertising firms with twice that amount. Next are research & development organisations, each having an expenditure of over £50k.
Wholesale trade companies spend £350 per employee on hardware. This is similar to the all UK value for all industry sectors. There are notable differences by size of organisation. Wholesale traders with 50 to 99 staff exceed the all UK value by two thirds whilst for organisations with 1000+ employees it is the other way around.
Hardware spend per employee for management consultancy firms peaks for those employing 50-99 staff. Notably the smallest expenditure ratio is for the largest sized consultancies. This contrasts the position for the whole of the UK where hardware spend mostly increases with size.
Waste management companies spend on hardware per employee is smaller than that for all UK organisations across all employee bands. The closest match comes for medium sized concerns employing 100-999 staff.
Education establishments have the highest proportion of total IT & telecom spend dedicated to hardware. It amounts to almost a quarter of their budgets. Next in line are water supply and transport support companies with a little under 20%. The norm for all UK organisations is 10%.
Computer programming & consultancy firms spend almost £2,000 per employee on hardware. This is five times greater than that for all UK companies. Analysis by size of organisation indicates that computer programming & consultancy organisations with 50 to 999 staff lead the way with outlays in excess of £2,500 per head.
Advertising companies with over 1000 staff spend a comparable amount per employee on hardware as do all large UK organisations. For smaller sized enterprises, hardware expenditure is much greater in advertising firms. In the case of concerns with 10-99 staff, outlay is a factor of 4 to 5 higher.
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