Small medium enterprises (SME) once again drive a significant part of the discussion in Auckland, with 48% of respondents coming from companies with 50 or fewer employees. This is up from the last Sourced Report’s 44%, showing that SMEs are continuing to grow at a steady pace, with responses from large organisations with more than 100 people slipping, making up 37% of responses as opposed to 42% in February. In Christchurch, organisations with less than 50 people make up 33% of responses, up on 27% from the February report.
This is mainly due to a significant increase in the 16-50 person company bracket, which saw a 53% increase on the last survey’s results. However, whilst SME growth remains positive, large companies are still clearly dominant in the Christchurch market, with 62% of respondents stating that their company employs 100 or more people. Moreover, 45% stated that IT accounted for less than 15% of their organisation, with just 29% of businesses reporting that IT accounts for 75% or more of their organisation – compared to half of the responses in Auckland.