Standard shift patterns

We sell lists of standard shift patterns (rosters, rotas) for continuous, semi-continuous and discontinuous shiftworking.

Please contact us for prices. The lists which are available in the following formats:

  • Microsoft Excel spreadsheet
  • Microsoft Word document
  • RotaBase (a database of rotas or shift patterns that can be accessed by our two rostering software products, RotaBase and RotaView)

Bespoke shift patterns

If you can't find a shift pattern to match your requirements from our list of standard patterns we can help you develop one. We have devised a step-by-step approach to developing shift patterns that allows you to explore their many features and constraints such as operational, contractual and "social": If you need help and would like a quote then please email or phone. Initially, we would need some basic information such as:

  • on-the-day staffing levels
  • number of staff available
  • weekly contracted hours (or annual hours in the case of annualised hour systems)
  • company name and department
  • contact telephone number

Annual rosters

We have also constructed examples of annual rosters (shift patterns, rotas) which are typically used in annualised hour systems. See our Annual Rosters page for details.

Database of rotas

We have constructed lists of sample rotas (shift patterns, rosters) in database format as well as in Microsoft Excel. RotaBases can be accessed by our two rostering software products:

RotaBase allows you to:

  • Select a rota from a library of rotas (shift patterns, rosters)
  • Produce individual or team calendars on the screen or as printouts
  • View the rota (shift pattern, roster) in a number of ways, over any period of time,  on the screen or as printouts
  • Add your own shift and absence codes with start and finish times, descriptions and hours of work
  • Assign a colour to a shift code
  • Do shift count and hour calculations over any period of time
  • Cut and paste rotas (shift patterns, rosters) to and from other Windows applications, such as Excel


RotaView is a shift planning and administration system that contains all the functionality of RotaBase but much more besides.