November Employment Monitor | Surge in professional jobs in just six months highlighted by Monitor
Surge in professional jobs in just six months highlighted by Monitor
- There was a 33% increase in the number of professional jobs available in November 2014 (11,612) compared to the same month last year (8,704).
- However, this rise mainly took place over the last six months with a 24% increase since June 2014 alone.
- Between October 2014 and November 2014 alone, there was a 5% hike in the number of professional positions available.
- The trend of falling professional job seekers continues with the numbers available in November 2014 (6,755) down 13% compared to last month (7,795) and 8% compared to November last year (7,320)
- The number of available accountancy and finance roles in energy and utilities has dramatically increased with investment in products such as smart meters.
- Smaller tech firms are competing with ‘bigger brands’ for talent by being innovative in dealing with issues such as relocation and visas.
- Still a jobseekers’ market: Employers are recognising this by offering permanent instead of contract roles to attract the right talent. Evidence also shows that more employers are counter-offering employees who are considering moving organisations.
Chart 1: Professional jobs
Chart 2: Professional job seekers
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