Which discipline has the longest working hours?

Morgan McKinley 06.11.2019

Which area of expertise allows for the most flexibility? Which professionals tend to work the longest hours? In our recent Working Hours and Flexibility survey, we asked 1,500 UK based professionals to outline their daily working patterns...

Working patterns of UK based office professionals

We conducted research into the working patterns of office based professionals across the UK. Our comprehensive survey had more than 1,500 respondents from across our core areas of expertise, which span financial services, professional services and commerce industries. 

Click on any of the links below and view our infographics to compare the working patterns of professionals employed across different disciplines.

Accounting & Finance infographic

Compliance infographic

FS Ops infographic

Human Resources infographic

Internal Audit infographic

IT & Tech infographic

Legal infographic

Marketing infographic

Office Support infographic

Procurement infographic

Projects & Change infographic

Public practice infographic

Risk Management infographic

Sales infographic

Tax infographic

You can read our write-ups that focus on the key findings of Working Hours, Flexibility and outline suggestions of how employers can overcome the challenge of being able to engage their flexible workforce in order to get the most out of the prominent benefit.

Our write-ups reveal that despite having greater access to flexible working, the majority of employees work beyond their contracted hours on a weekly basis but don’t receive any compensation - in short, professionals are working longer for no extra remuneration. Not all positive it seems...so what is the secret to success for organisations who have flexible employees? Utilising technology and regularly updating processes to ensure that this proportion of their workforce remains engaged.

The demographics of our Working Hours and Flexibility survey...

The majority of respondents work across Banking & Financial Services, Professional Services or Commerce & Industry. 48% were male, 51% female. Just under three quarters were permanently employed (74%), 21% were temporarily employed and the remainder were either self-employed or unemployed. 63% of respondents work in London, 37% outside London. The highest proportion of respondents were at mid-management level (39%), followed by operational/executive (25%) and senior management (18%) - the remainder consisted of entry level, C-Suite and those who didn’t want to disclose their seniority.

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