BCECA intelligence illustrationA library of statistical digests, government reports and expert analysis on issues affecting the engineering contracting sector.


BCECA Young Engineers Sustainability Survey

A new BCECA report exploring the hopes and expectations of a broad cross-section of early-career engineers working within its member companies.


Engineering UK: The state of engineering

This report, published annually by Engineering UK, is a detailed examination of engineering’s economic contribution and the composition of its workforce, as well as the extent to which the supply through the education and training pipeline is likely to meet future needs and demand for engineering skills.


ECITB Strategy: 2023 – 2025 – Leading Industry Learning

The ECITB has launched a new strategy to support growth in the engineering construction industry, pledging more than £87m to support workforce training and tackle labour shortages and skills gaps over the next three years.


ECITB Workforce Census 2024: Help inform future labour needs

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is urging all in-scope employers to get involved in its latest Census to help “build a better picture of future labour needs” in the industry.

The role of hydrogen in a net zero energy system

This report from the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering provides an overview of hydrogen’s value as an energy vector, the potential roles of hydrogen in a net zero energy system, low-carbon hydrogen production methods and the associated risks and dependencies.

It also sets out policy recommendations for government to ensure that the benefits of hydrogen for a net zero energy system are realised.


Skills Transferability in the ECI

This report aims to understand the opportunities that skills transferability could offer within the ECI and from other potentially compatible industries, and the barriers that exist.


Project Collaboration Toolkit

A resource to support collaboration and smarter ways of working across the engineering construction industry.


IChemE Salary Survey Report

IChemE conducts an annual survey which reports key trends in employment and benefits for chemical, process and energy engineers. The free report includes specific information on many sectors including oil and gas, chemicals, nuclear and pharmaceuticals.  Earnings are benchmarked by:

  • Age
  • Level of responsibility
  • Qualification
  • Location
  • Job role


IR35 New Tax Rules

The changes to off-payroll working rules, now extended to the private sector, as published by HMRC in 2019 came into effect in April 2021.

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