Recently in 80 - IT & Telecom Spend Category
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%.
Source: IT & Telecom Spend - 80 Industry Sectors (www.kewassociates.co.uk)
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.
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.
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.
Overall, telecommunications companies spend 11% of their turnover on IT & telecom. This is a factor of 6 greater than the all UK value. Large telecom firms commit 13% of their turnover whilst for those with 10-49 staff it is 4%.
Legal services firms devote over 4% of their turnover on IT & telecom expenditure. This is more than twice the all UK average. The larger the legal firm the more it spends on IT & telecom with large concerns exceeding 5%.
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.
For real estate companies, IT & telecom spend as a proportion of turnover increases with size. The differential is mostly small with ratios ranging from 3.3% for those firms with 10-49 staff to 3.8% for the largest concerns. The all UK organisations comparison shows a much greater jump for large enterprises.
Large advertising companies with 1000+ staff have an IT & telecom expenditure which is 2.4% of their turnover. This is similar to the equivalent all UK organisation outlay. For smaller sized enterprises the spend ratio is notably higher for advertising firms than the national average.
Paper manufacturers commit 1% of their turnover to IT & telecom. This is half the overall value for all UK concerns. For all organisation sizes the ratios are smaller for paper manufacturing companies. The greatest difference occurs with large enterprises.
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