It’s no secret that recruitment is becoming harder and harder, not to mention more expensive, with agencies charging upwards of 20% of a new hire’s salary as their fee. According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a Head of IT is £73,430 which including recruitment fee is going to cost somewhere in the region of an eye watering £88,000!
If you compare that to outsourcing your IT, let’s take a company with 30 employees, for example. For that company to outsource their IT to a partner (MSP) it is likely going to cost less than half of that.
If that same 30 strong company was to grow further, it's likely you are going to need additional IT resource to support the Head of IT. Again, according to Glassdoor, the average salary of an IT manager is £51,289. If you combine that with your existing Head of IT, without including any recruitment fees, their salaries are £124,719 per year. That same company now 30-100 employees strong will be saving a significant amount of money on their IT spend by outsourcing.
It's not all about the money, though…
By outsourcing your IT to a specialist partner like Impelling you gain access to industry knowledge and insight that’s gained by managing customers at scale. We can spot emerging trends, and guarantee that the solutions we provide are going to work first time.
That gives us a much better footing when it comes to offering advice on cyber security, providing systems to help streamline customer onboarding, and proactively preventing problems before they affect your staff.
So to conclude, is outsourcing of IT the right thing to do for every single company? No, I don’t think so. However, is it worth having a conversation to explore whether it could be? YES! Worse case scenario, you are going to gain some valuable insights into your current IT set up and some suggestions on how you can improve things as is. Best case scenario, you are going to create a partnership with an IT provider that is going to help you grow and scale fluidly, whilst also creating significant cost savings on your IT spend.