Launched as part of a suite of recession-focused initiatives, the survey is completed monthly by a sample representing a cross-section of members. The survey is focused on areas in which members may face potential difficulties, including workload, staff levels and work in specific sectors.
Monthly results are independently analysed in order to identify the employment and business trends affecting the profession and to help to identify implications for the profession and inform further RIBA activities.
The Future Trends survey was devised by the RIBA Research and Development and Practice departments and launched in January 2009. It is run in collaboration with The Fees Bureau, which conducts the surveys and analyses the data.
The RIBA Future Workload Index is the difference between those expecting more work in the next three months, and those expecting less.
The RIBA Staffing Index is the difference between those expecting to employ more permanent staff in the next three months and those expecting to employ fewer.
'Sectors' is the difference between those expecting more work in the next three months, and those expecting less, in each of the four main work sectors.
Find 2019's reports below.