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Key findings from the survey


THE SURVEY questioned 1,404 CIOB members. The majority of respondents (95 per cent) were male and respondents were fairly evenly spread through age groups - 30 per cent were in the 36-45 age group.

Answers were also reasonably well spread across different UK regions. The largest number of respondents (21 per cent) were based in the south-east.

Answers also ref lected different sizes of company. The largest category of respondents (42 per cent) said they worked in an organisation of more than 500 employees, while the second largest category (23 per cent) worked for an organisation with less than 50 employees.

As wou ld be expected f rom an organ isat ion whose members have reached chartered status, the majority of responses were from management level or above, with 40 per cent of replies coming from directors and senior managers, while 41 per cent were from middle or junior managers.

Out of the main sector categories, the majority - 57 per cent - worked in construction. Other smaller categories included: surveying (12 per cent), consultancy (8 per cent) facilities management (7 per cent) and architecture (6 per cent).