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Recent events led governments to urgently call upon the pharmaceutical industry to innovate a way out of the current pandemic. As this report goes to press, the challenge appears to have been tentatively met. Vacancies specifically for engineers, however, continued rising through Q2, where they amounted to 911professional recruitments. In Q3 this increased slightly to1012 vacancies, a month-on-month climb of 11%. On this trajectory, 2020’s total will surpass last year’s by 17%.
As the COVID-19 crisis rages, so businesses are changing the way they hire to enable them to deliver. Already before 2020, there had been a trend to increasing numbers of FTC roles, however, since spring this has accelerated. In the UK FTC roles are up 14% on last year, where across the EU this is even greater, at 24%.
As the world grapples with the COVID-19 crisis, the pharmaceuticals sector has been busier than most as the sector desperately tries to develop a vaccine. Hence when analyzing the 2020 activity so far we see that monthly vacancy activity this year so far is down 32% in the UK, which is a significantly greater dip than any of the EU27 countries.
– When comparing the monthly average of digital vacancies in 2020 so far we can see activity is up 11% on last year
– An increasing proportion of the marketing vacancies in pharmaceuticals companies are for digital roles. This trend has been a gradual one over time, but for example, when we compare Q1 2018, we see 9.4% of marketing roles were digital, whereas by Q2 2020, this had risen to 13.7%.
– We see a surge in activity in Poland specifically in 2020 with three times as many vacancies this year, compared to last.