Make sure the organisation name you provide in this field matches the name your organisation uses to sign up to the TTC. We use your answer to track who has completed the survey so we don’t send you reminders once you have submitted your data.
We ask this question so we can send you a copy of your responses for your records; this will happen automatically upon you submitting your data. We also use this to track who has completed the survey so we don’t send you reminders once you have submitted your data. If you’re not sure who your Principal or Data contact is, you can contact us to ask.
Answer options are:
If you are happy for us to do so, we can keep a copy of your submission. We are offering to do this in response to Signatory feedback; organizations have previously asked us to send them their data submission from the prior year, particularly in cases where the data submission might be delegated to different people or where a role-holder might change.
TTC will not be using data for anything other than the production of the TTCs annual report, or to send a submission back to a Signatory at their request.
If you select "yes" to this question, you can still contact us at any time to have your organisation's submission deleted in the future.
The request to retrieve your submission can be made via email by one of the named TTC contacts at your organisation.
We are asking this question because we may wish to feature your organisation in our annual report for a positive reason, for example, a quote or case study.
This question is only asking for permission for us to contact you to discuss the specifics of this with you; you can still say "no" to being included in the report during any discussions if you feel this isn't right for you after speaking to us.
If you selected "no" you will be prompted to give your reason. This will help us understand how we can better support our Signatories with the data collection process in future.
You are allowed to submit data for this survey that was collected on any date between 1st March 2021 and 30th September 2021. We are asking you to tell us which month your data snapshot was from. For example, if you ran HR reports in mid May to pull data from your systems for the survey, and then you reported this data to us at the end of August, please select "May" as your answer.
Ideally the data you submit should be from a single snapshot in time. However, we appreciate this might not be possible for some organisations. If a single month is not possible to report, because data was collected at different times, please select the month in which you collected most of your data.
If you have queries about this, please contact Lexie at the TTC.
Please select the industry that best reflects your organisation from the dropdown list. When you start typing your answer into the Typeform field, a dropdown list will appear and filter to a more condensed list to make it easier for you to select your option.
Please note, this list is different from the industry list we used last year.
The dropdown list will allow you to select one of the following options:
|Alternative Dispute Resolution|
|Apparel & Fashion|
|Architecture & Planning|
|Arts and Crafts|
|Aviation & Aerospace|
|Business Supplies and Equipment|
|Civic & Social Organization|
|Commercial Real Estate|
|Computer & Network Security|
|Defense & Space|
|Food & Beverages|
|Gambling & Casinos|
|Glass, Ceramics & Concrete|
|Health, Wellness and Fitness|
|Hospital & Health Care|
|Import and Export|
|Individual & Family Services|
Information Technology and Services
International Trade and Development
|Leisure, Travel & Tourism|
|Logistics and Supply Chain|
|Luxury Goods & Jewelry|
|Marketing and Advertising|
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
|Mental Health Care|
|Mining & Metals|
|Motion Pictures and Film|
|Museums and Institutions|
Nonprofit Organization Management
|Oil & Energy|
|Packaging and Containers|
|Paper & Forest Products|
|Professional Training & Coaching|
Public Relations and Communications
Recreational Facilities and Services
|Renewables & Environment|
|Security and Investigations|
|Staffing and Recruiting|
|Translation and Localization|
|Venture Capital & Private Equity|
|Wine and Spirits|
|Writing and Editing|
If your organisation is international/global, please tell us which country the most significant HQs of the organisation are located.
If your organisation is UK-based, please tell us the country within the UK in which your organisation's main HQs are located.
In asking this question we are seeking an indication of the regional presence of organisations rather than an exact measure of all tech employees per region.
We are therefore not asking for the exact numbers of role holders per region. Rather, we want to know which regional situations are most significant in terms of headcount for each Signatory.
Please base your response on the office location to which the majority of tech roles are linked as opposed to the addresses of employees.
You can only select one option and it should reflect the answer for the majority of your tech roles.
The options you can select are:
If your employees are able to work remotely day to day but are expected to be present at a specific office location on a regular frequency (e.g. every week / fortnight / month) please report the office location. from the dropdown list.
Please provide the specific number of tech roles.
You should include remote or location agnostic role holders in this category if the individual is tax resident in the UK.
In the context of our survey any reference to “technical”/"tech" roles refers to those which require digital technology skills. Although a person might be referred to as a technical specialist in their field due to their specialised knowledge of that area, if the use of “technical” in that context does not relate to digital and technology focused skills, please do not include them in this category. The TTC uses this government guidance as a guideline for what would fall into this category. However, there may be situations where you have to consider unique roles at your organisation which may be considered technical even if they are not on this list. For example, at a technical product company a consultant or account manager might be considered a technical role due to the nature of the tasks they undertake day to day interacting with a digital technical tool for example. In other companies those same roles may not be technical. Where you find ambiguous cases, please use your best judgement as to whether that role actually requires technical skills as opposed to just having information about or from a technical product or system. You can contact the TTC if you are unsure.
Your data enables us to provide a unique lens on diversity and inclusion in tech in the UK. We use it to create our annual Diversity in Tech report.
“What isn’t measured isn’t managed” is a key belief underpinning the TTC. And so, one of the four pledges of a TTC Signatory is to measure their employee diversity and to share that data.
The anonymous and aggregated data provided by Signatory organisations (now numbering over 600) allows us to create a unique report on diversity and inclusion in tech in the UK. And the report enables you to benchmark your progress against other groups of organisations (segmented by industry, size etc) and to understand what others are doing to drive progress.
If you are not familiar with the TTC - for example if the data collection has been delegated to you but you've not heard of TTC before and have questions - please visit our Signatory Hub
The data collection window will open on Monday 2nd August 2021 and the deadline for submitting data is Thursday 30th September 2021.
‘Submitting your data’ means inputting your organisation’s data into a Typeform survey online, which must be completed in one sitting.
The survey will go live on Monday 2nd August and a link to the survey will be emailed to Signatories. Once the survey launches you will also be able to access the survey link on this page via a red button at the top and bottom of the page.
The last day you will be able to submit data into the Typeform is 30th September. The data collection window is the period of time from 2nd August to 30th September.
You will also receive a link to download this data collection spreadsheet, which we encourage you to use to record answers to the survey before submitting them in the Typeform. We send this to you before the data collection window opens so you can gather your data in advance and can do this in multiple sittings. If you collect all your answers in the spreadsheet and have them ready before you start filling out the Typeform, you will find it easier to make your Typeform submission, which must be done in one sitting, once the data submission window opens.
We will send your Principal and Data contacts email reminders to submit your data before and during the data submission period.
Please refer to our Survey FAQs where you will find answers to questions we’ve received in the past.
You can also attend one of our Data Collection Q&A sessions which we will run throughout the data collection period. These sessions will give you the opportunity to speak directly to Lexie at the TTC about the data gathering, get an overview of the process and ask any questions you may have. If you would like to attend a Q&A session but can't make the date and time, please get in touch.
We will reach out to you, emailing the people you listed as the core TTC contacts at your organisation throughout the data collection window to ensure that you have received the information you need to submit your data and to give you the opportunity to reach out with any queries on the data collection process.
If you do not submit your data by the 30th September deadline (and have not been in touch with us to discuss any support or accommodations you need to complete this requirement) we will remove your organisation as a Signatory of the TTC. This will include removing your company logos and references from our websites, asking you to remove TTC branding/references from your own materials and being removed from our Signatory-exclusive networks.
We always work hard to ensure this cannot happen by accident! If you have any concerns or difficulties in meeting the data submission requirements, please talk to us ASAP. We will do whatever we can to help you stay a Signatory and in many cases we can support organisations with certain challenges to help them retain Signatory status by making accommodations where possible.
If you need to update the core contacts at your organisation, please do this using the relevant form on this page.
We collect your data using a platform called Typeform, which is a commonly used survey tool. The data submitted into Typeform can only be accessed by the specific members of the TTC team who work on the annual report, the TTC data controller and a designated member of staff employed by our longstanding research partner, Attest. Only the individuals listed above have access to read the raw data from your submission, and all are under NDA with TTC not to use this information except for the purposes of producing the Diversity in Tech Report.
Attest have sponsored the TTC and managed Signatory data for our annual report for the past three years, since the TTCs inception. Their role typically includes: cleaning the data, anonymizing submissions, aggregating the data so that submissions cannot be traced back to a single organization based on certain characteristics, and analysing the data with members of the TTC team.
Attest download the data submissions from Typeform in order to undertake these activities. Attest is an Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Registered Data Controller (ZA120737), use SSL encryption, and run on secure servers to ensure data is treated securely.
Once the dataset has been fully anonymised and aggregated to prevent identification of individual organizations, the TTC may invite other individuals to help with data analysis of the anonymised dataset. These individuals do not see the raw dataset at any point. All individuals who are given access to the data in either raw or anonymised format, are required to sign an NDA.
We collect two pieces of personal data during our data collection process: the name of the individual who is submitting the data on behalf of their organization, and their work email address. We only use this information in very limited specified ways: to send an automated email to you to confirm your submission details, and to update our records that your company has fulfilled submission requirements. Once we have completed the data collection process, this personal data is removed from your submission prior to the analysis phase, and we then delete the entire dataset from Typeform once our annual report for that year is completed, unless you have specifically indicated that you would like us to keep a record of the submission on file.
The data used in the report is anonymised and aggregated so no part of your submission is identifiable. The only exception to this is if we have your express permission to identify your organisation for a specific reason, such as for a case study. In these circumstances we will follow up with your organisation directly after our data collection phase completes, to discuss the specific case with you and seek your permission.
TTC has a standard NDA available to sign with Signatories if desired. If your organisation would like an NDA in place, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you our standard NDA to countersign and keep on file.
If you aren't already collecting D&I data at your organisation, please have a look at the TTC Open Playbook, which has a section dedicated to data collection. The resources in this section have been developed by professionals in the TTC Signatory network and are free to use.
Yes - submitting the annual survey is a requirement for every Signatory!
You must still complete this survey even if you are:
- An extremely small, or single person organisation.
- An organisation with no/few tech employees
- A service-provider organisation, such as but not limited to, a staffing and recruiting business or D&I consultancy business.
- A third sector organisation such as a charity.
By submitting the survey you are helping us to better understand D&I in tech across various sectors. You are also helping us to understand the nature of the challenges faced by businesses of different sizes and industries. You may also help us to identify new perspectives on the problems and solutions pertinent to D&I in tech issues.
If you have any questions, please speak to us, as failure to submit your data will result in your organisation being removed as a TTC Signatory.
You can contact Lexie at the TTC on email@example.com.
We would love to celebrate Signatories who have continued to show their commitment to D&I by honouring their data pledge to the TTC.
We have created two images for social media that you can download and pass to your social media person/team to post or schedule.
Once you have submitted your data to TTC you can publish the images on your social media as a badge of having contributed to ongoing efforts to improve D&I in tech. Please tag TTC in your posts too and we will then amplify them through our networks.
The two images can be downloaded here:
Please note that if you publish these before you have submitted your data, we will contact you to ask you to take them down until your submission has been made.
Our reminder system this year is based on whether you click on a link in our email to tell us you have your data submission in hand. When you click this link, we update our email list so that you do not receive as many reminder emails from us.
However, sometimes certain organisation firewalls do not allow our CRM to track when you have clicked the link in our emails. In these instances, we sometimes don't get the update from you and may therefore end up contacting you again.
If this happens, apologies! We do our best to try and avoid chasing people. The best thing to do is to reply to our email to let us know, and we can then manually update our lists.
We estimate it will take 15 minutes to complete the survey if you have already prepared all of your answers in advance using the data collection spreadsheet.
It will take longer if you are working out your answers as you go and will be dependent on how easy it is for you to pull data from your systems, or get information from other people in your organisation.