Figure 1 shows a breakdown of advertisements by subject area. Between them, Science, English and Mathematics accounted for over 40% of advertisements for teacher positions. These proportion were slightly lower for subject head and deputy head positions. Predictably, technicians showed a different mix, with Science and Technology predominating.
Use the drop-down menu in Figure 1 to see different types of position. Click on the legend to turn subject areas on or off. Hover over each segment to see further details.
Figure 1: Proportions of recruitment advertisements over the last year by subject area
Figure 2 shows the numbers of vacancies found each week. There were clear dips during the school holidays. In addition, teaching positions showed spikes in January, March and May, as did subject head / deputy head positions. In contrast, technician positions peaked later, in June.
Use the drop-down menu to switch between these different roles, and click on the legend to turn individual subject areas on or off. The Stacked, Centred and Percentage controls provide three different views of the same data. Hover your mouse over the graph to see exact data values.
Figure 2: Number of recruitment advertisments per week by subject area
Figure 3 shows the same data as Figure 2, but with separate lines for each subject area instead of stacking one on top of the other. As well as providing individual data sets for teachers, subject heads / deputy heads and technicians, this also allows the data to be viewed as weekly or cumulative figures. Once again, hover your mouse over the graph to see exact data values, and click on the legend to turn individual subject areas on or off.
Figure 3: Number of recruitment advertisments per week by subject area
Finally, Figure 4 shows year-on-year changes in the numbers of all advertised teacher positions (including subject heads and deputy heads) for the 2020-2021 academic year. Here too, the data can be viewed as weekly or cumulative figures. Click on the legend to view individual subject areas.
There was an overall increase in online recruitment activity during this period compared to the corresponding period in 2020-2021, which was the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic and saw widespread school closures during the spring term.
Figure 4: Year-on-year changes in number of teacher recruitment advertisments per week by subject area
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