Thursday, 28 May 2009

Job vacancies update - 28-MAY-2009

Your weekly amateur analysis of the UK's job vacancies scene from ground-breaking attack blog illandancient.
Total vacancies in the UK 406,794
Up 0.28% from last week
Up 3.49% from last month
Down -9.10% from last quarter
Here's your regular graph showing how many job vacancies are listed on and the Job Centre Plus. A wee caveat about the JCP is that the total jobs listed on their site is updated in real time, so it varies depending on the time of day, contrast this with Reed who update their total daily.

Based on Gordon Brown saying there was 500,000 job vacancies in PMQs back in February, we can look at how the number of vacancies on the job sites have varied and we extrapolate it up to a total figure for vacancies in the UK.

We're on about the same level as last week, which is a little promising, its not getting worse and if you're optimistic you could say that the green shoots of a happier job vacancies scene are still doing whatever it is green shoots do.

Anyhoo, looking now at the breakdown of sectors on, which ones have grown and shrunk compared to last month:-
Leisure and tourism 19%
Banking 14%
Actuarial 12%
IT Contractor 9%
Transport and logistics 7%
Social Care 7%
Human Resources 5%
Manufacturing 4%
Public Sector 4%
Retail 4%
Purchasing 3%
Sales 3%
Recruitment Consultancy 3%
Customer Service 3%
Hospitality 2%
Legal 2%
Admin 1%
Financial Services 1%
General Insurance 0%
Multilingual -1%
Motoring and Automotive -1%
Management -2%
Media, Digital and Creative -3%
Education -3%
Temporary Work -4%
Accountancy Qualified -4%
Marketing and PR -4%
IT and Telecoms -5%
Graduate -5%
Health -5%
Construction and Property -5%
Charity and Voluntary -6%
Accountancy -7%
Scientific -11%
Engineering -11%
FMCG -13%
Strategy and consultancy -18%
Training -40%
I wonder if there's a nicer way I can display all this information.

That's it for this week. Good luck with the job hunting.

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