Our methodology and service

Research from CITB provides targeted and useful labour market intelligence that benefits the UK construction industry

CITB produces a number of reports about the construction industry annually. Our aim is to identify and understand trends and key issues that have a direct impact on the industry. We do this by conducting qualitative and quantitative studies on a range of topics: from careers, training and workforce migration to innovation, productivity and sustainability. 

How we conduct our research

Our research needs are determined by our roles as a Sector Skills Council and an Industry Training Board. We also take into account economic drivers, immediate and emerging policy issues and industry skills challenges. 

To meet these needs, our research process includes: 

  • Continuous labour market intelligence
  • Analysis of industry change – economic, demographic and technological
  • Forecasting labour and skills requirements
  • Bespoke primary research
  • Evaluation work

The reports that we produce are free to download. However, there are restrictions on how you can use the information in these reports. Read our guidelines on how to use CITB research

You can search all our reports by topic, year or keyword


CITB provides a bespoke service which uses a tailored approach led by individual research requirements. Find out more about our consultancy service

Research reports planned for 2018

  • Construction Skills Network
  • Skills and training in the construction industry
  • Workforce mobility and skills
  • Second migration study
  • Modernisation
  • Skills needs improved productivity
  • Fuller working lives in construction
  • Assessor and instructors research
  • Pre-employment intervention

Using our research

Copyright and all other intellectual property subsisting in these materials rest absolutely in CITB. All such rights are reserved.  You may imprint, copy, down load or temporarily save extracts from the copyrighted material only for your own personal information, and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to its contents. You may not use any part of the content for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of the copyrighted material must always be acknowledged.

Contact us

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Key Contacts

Research Manager
Lee Bryer
0300 456 7681

Senior Research Analyst
Ian Hill
0300 456 7289

Senior Research Analyst
Martin Turner
0777 137 1662

Research Analyst
Adam Evans
0300 456 7226

Research Analyst
Alan Tanner
0300 456 7276

Research Analyst
Karen Hazelden
0773 080 2395

Research Analyst
Kirsty Woolsey
0300 456 7807

Research Analyst
Stuart Greenacre
0300 456 7945

Research Assistant
Gareth J. Williams
0300 456 7718

Research Assistant
Alicia Hammond
0300 456 7707

Research Assistant
Emma Link
0300 456 7961

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