Computer Weekly Data Bank

March 2011

  • IT Spend - Oil & Other Fuel Industries

    Kris Wicka 30 Mar 2011
  • Outlay on computer services dominates IT spend by Oil & Other Fuel enterprises. Since 2008 it has made up over 50% of the total IT expenditure. Staff cost is the second highest category ...

  • IT Spend - Food, Drink, Tobacco Manufacture

    Kris Wicka 29 Mar 2011
  • IT spend per employee is notably smaller in Food, Drink, Tobacco Manufacture compared with the UK as a whole. This is the case across all employee ranges but less so with large organisations.

  • IT Hardware Spend - Very Small Companies

    Kris Wicka 28 Mar 2011
  • Chemical Manufacturers spend the most on IT hardware per organisation amongst the very small companies (10-49 employees). Next heaviest spenders are Oil & Other Fuel Industries followed by ...

  • IT Spend as % Turnover - Publishing & Printing

    Kris Wicka 27 Mar 2011
  • The larger the Publishing & Printing enterprise the greater the % of turnover is devoted to IT expenditure. Overall the proportion is nearly twice that for the UK as a whole.

  • IT & Telecom Engineer Numbers

    Kris Wicka 24 Mar 2011
  • Almost 50% of IT staff in Telecommunication companies are IT & telecom engineers. Electrical & Optical Manufacturers employ a third of that proportion. The average for all UK companies is 8%.

  • IT Staff Pay - Accountants

    Kris Wicka 23 Mar 2011
  • Overall, IT staff in Accountancy firms are paid 16% more than the national average. Pay is greater for all the main job functions and varies from 10% extra for strategy/planning staff to 25% for ...

  • IT Staff Numbers - Film, Radio & Television

    Kris Wicka 22 Mar 2011
  • More than 40% of IT staff employed by medium sized Film, Radio & Television firms are software professionals. Just over a quarter are in management. The smallest categories are engineers and ...

  • IT User Support Staff Pay - Retail

    Kris Wicka 21 Mar 2011
  • The best paid IT user support staff in the Retail sector work for the largest companies (1000+ employees). This is not the case for the UK as a whole where small (50-99 employees) and large ...

  • IT Staff as % All Staff - Insurance

    Kris Wicka 20 Mar 2011
  • IT staff numbers as a proportion of all staff varies from 4% for the smallest Insurance companies to 12% for the largest. This is markedly different from the pattern for all UK organisations where ...

  • Telecom Services Spend - Advertising

    Kris Wicka 17 Mar 2011
  • Advertising companies experienced declines of over 4% in their spend on telecom services in 2008 and 2009. There was barely any growth in 2010 but a healthier expansion is due in 2011. Over the ...

  • Software Staff Pay - Transport Services

    Kris Wicka 16 Mar 2011
  • The best paid software staff, in the Transport Services sector, work for Air Transport companies. Their average gross annual pay is around £45,000. This is 6% more than that paid by Water Transport ...

  • Computer Services Spend - Pharmaceutical Manufacture

    Kris Wicka 15 Mar 2011
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers spend more on computer services per employee than the rest of the UK economy. This is the case for all sizes of organisations. It is especially so for large ...

  • IT Spend as % Turnover - Small Companies

    Kris Wicka 14 Mar 2011
  • Small companies - those with 50-99 employees - spend on average 1.7% of their turnover on IT. Computer Services firms are far ahead of other sectors with over 14% of turnover dedicated to IT ...

  • IT Strategy/Planning Staff Numbers

    Kris Wicka 13 Mar 2011
  • Management Consultants are the largest employers of IT strategy/planning staff with almost 8,000. Some way behind is the Public Sector with over 4,000. Next in line are Telecommunication firms, ...

  • IT Staff Costs - Construction Industry

    Kris Wicka 10 Mar 2011
  • IT Managers in the Construction Industry represent 40% of the total IT staff costs. Next in line are software staff absorbing one third of the costs. User support personnel are the smallest ...