Daily Rate for Agency Staff

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to Question 2015/2298, please could you provide me with a) a list of the highest 20 daily rates of pay for agency staff b) how many days they were employed for c) how many staff were hired at this rate and d) in what roles?

Please provide this information for the financial years i) 2014/15 ii) 2013/14 iii) 2012/13 iv) 2011/12.


Answer for Daily Rate for Agency Staff

Answer for Daily Rate for Agency Staff

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The data requested is outlined in the attached tables in Appendix AA.

These tables should be viewed in context. Agency workers provide a flexible means for the MPS to acquire capabilities that are not cost effective to hold within the substantive workforce.

In particular, the following should be noted:

  • Doctors feature on this list as they have been employed on this basis over many years and have skills which the MPS does not need to employ on a full time basis but, the transfer of the custody health service to the MPS means that they should cease to feature significantly in the next financial year.
  • As the MPS has been transforming its IT skills, a significant number of highly qualified and highly paid professionals have been working in this area, and the MPS has had to secure them from a highly competitive London private/public sector market.  There has been a conscious decision to have high levels of skill in this flexible way in order to make maximum progress with our ambitious provramme of transformation.

Please note that for 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14 the requested data is only available as a snapshot for March in each of these years. The data for 2014/15 is provided on the basis of full year data as a result of enhancements in reporting capabilities.