Workers in temporary employment

Proportion of workers in London in temporary employment (2010-2021 Q3)

Around 5% of people in work in London are on temporary contracts. Temporary contracts are more prevalent amongst women in work than men: around 60% more women than men were on a temporary contract in 2021.  

The proportion of workers on temporary contracts has remained relatively consistent over the past decade, fluctuating between just under 5% and just over 6% of all workers. In 2021, 0.92% of women in work and 0.6% of men in work were on a temporary contract and reported that it was because they could not find a permanent job.