supply and demand

Use of Agency Workers in the Public Sector

Commissioned by the Office of Manpower Economics, the purpose of this report was to better understand the use of agency staff in the UK public sector, particularly in health and education. The research aimed to outline and improve the evidence base, in order to understand the labour market for agency staff and how it is determined by pay, demand and supply.

State of the Nation: A Review of the Evidence on the Supply and Demand of Quantitative Skills

This report reviews existing evidence on current levels of demand for quantitative skills (QS) in the UK and the extent to which this demand is matched by supply. As part of this assessment, we discuss how reliable and well-founded this evidence is and draw attention to important gaps in the current evidence base.