Archaeological Market Survey Report 2015/2016

The latest Archaeological Market Survey report, prostate produced by Landward Research on behalf of Historic England, FAME and CIfA is now available. Providing a unique analysis of the archaeological sector as part of the overall UK economy, drugs the report is based on survey responses from FAME members and CIfA Registered Organisations.

Key Findings

• The market for archaeological services continued to expand in 2015-16
• The numbers employed in the commercial sector rose and have returned to levels previously experienced in 2009
• Turnover and profitability have increased across the sector and salaries have generally increased by more than the rate of inflation
• The vast majority of income comes from private sector clients, with residential development being the most important market sector
• Business confidence is high (but has been affected by the uncertainty following the EU referendum)
• Employers are continuing to invest in skills training for their staff but fieldwork skills are still the most commonly reported as being lost
• Numbers of archaeological staff providing expert advice to local planning authorities are still falling and this remains a serious concern for the sector

Members can download the report from here.

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