As the largest regional economy in the UK, what recruitment trends have we seen in the Midlands so far in 2022?
Which sectors saw the most growth, and what specialisms were most sought after by the largest firms? 

Written in partnership with APSCo, this report examines labour market trends across key sectors in the Midlands.
It provides a breakdown of hiring across the region; presents vacancy volumes by industry and function; and compares the hiring activity of top firms.

For labour market insights and the trends that drove recruitment
across the Midlands in 2022 so far, download the report now!

Latest reports

Fintech – UK Finance Labour Market Trends Report, May 2024

Fintech – UK Finance Labour Market Trends Report, May 2024

VC funding into the technology industry is on the rise again, bringing relief to policymakers. In the UK, FinTech is a major beneficiary of this increased investment, which is directly translating into heightened recruitment activity. FinTech stands out as the best-performing segment within Financial Services this year. If the current pace of recruitment continues, the number of FinTech vacancies in 2024 will be 36.7% higher nationwide compared to last year.

SAP – UK Tech Labour Market Trends, April 2024

SAP – UK Tech Labour Market Trends, April 2024

Analysis shows that SAP vacancies are projected to decrease by 34.1% in 2024 compared to 2023 (comparatively, in the 2022 to 2023 data analysis, vacancies decreased by 2.1%). Similarly, regional SAP vacancies are on track for two consecutive years of decline. This trend decline in SAP hiring reflects the broader slowdown impacting the technology sector as it adapts to the transition to a more rigid financial discipline.

Banking – UK Legal Labour Market Trends, May 2024

Banking – UK Legal Labour Market Trends, May 2024

The surge in vacancies for banking lawyers during Q1 2024, observed both in law firms and banks, reflects significant industry dynamics. 137 vacancies were posted within law firms, marking the highest total since Q3 2022. Extrapolating from Q1, 2024 is projected to see a 35% increase compared to the previous year. Similarly, there was a 17.7% increase in legal vacancies within banks compared to Q4 2023.

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