Proportion of workers on a zero-hour contract
Tell me about this report...
The information shown in this dashboard is from Skills for Care's weighted workforce estimates.
Data collected in the NMDS-SC is used to create workforce models which, in turn, allow for estimates of the whole adult social care workforce to be produced. This means that the analysis can be representative of all adult social care workers even if the NMDS-SC has uneven levels of data coverage.
You can read more information about the data on our website. 
Help and guidance
Information in this dashboard is from Skills for Care's weighted workforce estimates and includes the local authority and independent sectors only. Jobs within the NHS or for direct payment recipients are not included in these workforce estimates.
  • Please note that information has been rounded and may not sum to the totals.
  • Independent sector information is correct as at March 2018.
  • Local authority information is correct as at September 2017. 
For help and guidance please see dashboard FAQ’s, the e-guide, the tutorial video or call NMDS-SC support on 0845 873 0129. 
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Workforce estimates 2017/18
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GroupNumber of jobsPercentage of jobs
 Yes335,00024.7 %
 No1,020,00075.3 %
What is this telling me?
This dashboard shows the proportion of jobs that were on zero-hours contracts.
The proportion of jobs on a zero-hours contract usually differs by service and job role, with numbers typically being higher for care workers and higher in domiciliary care providers.
What resources can help me?
A closer look at zero hours contracts and turnover rates can be found in the State of the adult social care sector and workforce report (Chapter 3 - Recruitment and Retention).
The recruitment and retention section of Skills for Care's website also has additional resources you may find useful. 
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