Data set from School workforce in England

Teacher subject vacancies secondary school

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Full-time classroom teacher vacancies and temporary filled number of posts and rates in state funded secondary schools by subject.

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
School workforce in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of teacher vacancies and temporary filled posts
  • Rate of vacancies and temporary filled posts
  • Subject of vacancy
Time period
2010 November to 2019 November

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2010NovemberNationalE92000001EnglandInformation technology390.5
2010NovemberNationalE92000001EnglandAll sciences800.4

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
RateRate of vacancies and temporary filled posts
SubjectNameSubject of vacancy
VacancyNumber of teacher vacancies and temporary filled posts


  1. Subject vacancies include both standard definition vacancies and temporarily filled posts. They relate to classroom teachers in secondary schools only. Subject vacancy rates are calculated from the number of full-time classroom teachers in post broken down by the proportion of hours taught in each subject from the subject taught information.
  2. Before using this data, please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.

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