Labour Demand Forecasting

We have developed novel approaches to predicting future labour demand from existing data, and to developing new, improved data collection and analysis techniques. These techniques allow us to predict a region's labour demand for every trade to a level of accuracy significantly better than any other. The results have been embedded in ConstructionSkills' labour forecasting programme.

Labour Forecasting Tool

The labour forecasting tool is a web-based application designed to predict the labour demand on major projects on a month-by-month and a trade-by trade basis given no more than the value of a project and its start and end dates. It may be used for labour forecasting or negotiating community benefits such as Section 106 agreements.

Further Details

For more information on the labour forecasting, please contact Dr Doug Forbes at or call 01382 224304.