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Change Management – Insurance, UK Labour Market Trends, September 2023

Change Management – Insurance, UK Labour Market Trends, September 2023

According to the 2023 forecast, (Non-IT) Change vacancies are poised for remarkable growth, with a projected increase of 9.2%. As a result, vacancies this year on track to hit record levels, with a forecast of 113 versus 103 last year according to the latest UK Labour Market Trends report by Harrison Holgate and labour market data analysts Vacancysoft.

Ireland Life Sciences Labour Market Trends, August 2023

Ireland Life Sciences Labour Market Trends, August 2023

As the markets have normalised post-pandemic, so the job flow has slowed for scientists. In contrast, engineering vacancies are on the rise, with an estimated 1577 openings in 2023, marking a 6.5% increase from 2022 according to Life Sciences specialist recruiters CPL, and labour market data analysts Vacancysoft.

Midlands – Regional Labour Market Trends, September 2023

Midlands – Regional Labour Market Trends, September 2023

The outlook for the Midlands region, encompassing both west and east, is down on last year, with there being a significant decrease of -22.4%. Nonetheless, the West Midlands is poised to increase its share of the national job market from 6.7% in 2022 to 9.6% in 2023. This is according to the latest Regional Trends report with APSCo and Vacancysoft.

Banking & Finance – UK Legal Labour Market Trends, September 2023

Banking & Finance – UK Legal Labour Market Trends, September 2023

Recruitment levels are returning to 2019 levels. However, what has changed is that more vacancies are happening proportionately within the Banks. So for context, in 2019 we saw 381 legal vacancies in banks, in 2023 this is set to be over 500. In contrast, within the law firms, in 2019 we saw 577 banking vacancies, whereas this year we estimate the total to be barely over 400. This is according to the latest UK Legal Labour Market Trends report by Search, and labour market data analysts Vacancysoft.

IT Security – UK Tech Labour Market Trends, September 2023

IT Security – UK Tech Labour Market Trends, September 2023

Despite the fact vacancies have dropped in 2023 versus 2022, we see this as a temporary lull, as the attack vector is bigger than ever before. IT security vacancies are expected to total approximately 4,187 for the year, marking a 30.7% decrease from the 6,045 vacancies observed in 2022. Equally, at the same time, IT security has increased in share of all IT vacancies, from 4.1% last year, to 4.7%, making it one of the fastest-growing segments. This is according to the latest UK Technology Labour Market Trends report by Robert Walters and market data analysts Vacancysoft.

Marketing in Finance – UK Finance Labour Market Trends Report, September 2023

Marketing in Finance – UK Finance Labour Market Trends Report, September 2023

Looking back to 2019, the last pre-pandemic year, we observe a staggering 25% increase in marketing vacancies in 2023, with marketing constituting an 8.7% share of all professional vacancies in the sector, surpassing the 8.2% share observed in 2022. What this means is, not just is there a growth in marketing, but it is growing faster than almost any other area. This is according to the latest UK Finance Labour Market Trends report by Morgan Mckinley and market data analysts Vacancysoft.

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Accounting & Finance – UK Finance Labour Trends, March 2023

Accounting & Finance – UK Finance Labour Trends, March 2023

Accounting & Finance - UK Finance Labour Trends, March 2023 Accountancy vacancies saw significant rises in vacancies in 2022, with London top of the table again. But what big name firm pushed Barclays all the way for hiring the hottest talent? Written In...

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Is London about to bounce back?

Is London about to bounce back?

As the dust settles on the decision to cancel HS2, while the political fallout may prove high across the regions, the economic consequences are still unclear. By the same token, what is clear is the fact that over the past five years, the trend of regionalisation has taken effect and increasingly, businesses are expanding teams away from the capital. In 2023 this trend has seen a high point, in the sense that 64% of all vacancies in the private sector can now be found outside the capital, up from 56% pre-pandemic.

Energy, the Ukraine war and the post Brexit dividend

Energy, the Ukraine war and the post Brexit dividend

To say the war in Ukraine has caused the dysfunction in the UK’s energy strategy to be exposed is an understatement. Renewable energies, whilst in unit cost terms are coming down, don’t generate sufficient power all year round to be viable. What this had meant is the UK would be generating a surplus over summer, whilst buying power from the continent over the winter. Up until the Ukraine war, that had worked and had meant the long-term storage facilities at rough had been shut down for example, as power had always been available from the continent.

Secret ways to stay ahead of competitors

Secret ways to stay ahead of competitors

Keeping an eye on regulatory changes impacting your sector is a key way to stay one step ahead of the market. Recently announced, the Data Protection Act 2023 has caused a rise in hiring data privacy lawyers, making it the top skill in demand for in-house legal counsel nationwide. Data Privacy now accounts for 8.4% of all in-house legal vacancies, surpassing other specialist functions.

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