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5. Vacancy rate

5.1 Current vacancy rate

83 of the 98 respondents (85%) reported vacancies. The average current vacancy rate across all respondents is 7.8%. (The current vacancy rate is defined as the total number of WTE vacancies as a percentage of the WTE establishment number of staff.) Where respondents use AfC pay bands or equivalent the highest vacancy rate is at band 5 (10.4%). For staff with no equivalent AfC band (largely non-NHS staff) the vacancy rate is 14.2%.

Figure 7. Current vacancy rate by AfC band

 

5.2 Three month vacancy rate

57 of the 98 respondents (58%) reported vacancies which had existed for three months or longer. The average three month vacancy rate across all respondents is 3.3%. The highest three month vacancy rate by AfC band is 5.1% at band 7.

Figure 8. Three month vacancy rate by AfC band

 

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