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The Brexit Effect: Banking & Financial Services

The Brexit Effect: Banking & Financial Services

– Key European cities benefiting out of jobs being migrated include Zurich, Frankfurt, Paris, Dublin and Warsaw.

– Amongst the Bulge Firms, front and middle office roles were down 14% in 2018 compared to 2017. So far 2019 is continuing the same trend. 

– Interestingly, among the American banks, what we also see is that while some jobs are migrating to the EU, many are moving back to New York.

Skill Shortages and the war for Talent. What part does external sourcing have to play?

Skill Shortages and the war for Talent. What part does external sourcing have to play?

The tech talent shortage is growing in the UK. The 2018 Tech Nation Report showed that only 24% of companies were positive about their ability to recruit skilled workers. In 83% of clusters, the tech community named a lack of talent as their biggest challenge.

Talent shortages remain a key area of concern, where the impact of Brexit is meaning that the UK is no longer as attractive for EU nationals and given that 25% of Tech Talent in the UK is not British, the threat to the IT labour pool is real.

With this, businesses are increasingly turning to the Human Cloud as the solution, in this report we analyse why this is becoming a solution.

Life Sciences Report – Health economics

Life Sciences Report – Health economics

– In terms of activity so far this year, should it continue, we expect volumes to increase, with the forecast being for vacancy growth of 21.5% compared to 2018.
– Within the EU 27 specifically, we see that within the top 10 countries, the biggest increase in activity was seen in Italy, up by 100% since 2018, thereby overtaking Belgium and France.
– However the biggest year on year increase amongst the top ten countries has been in the Netherlands, where since 2018 recruiting activity has exploded by 200%.

Insurance Sector Report – Underwriting

Insurance Sector Report – Underwriting

As time ticks away in the run-up to October 31, the concern for the Government will be that businesses are now with-holding investment until it becomes clear what the relationship will be between the UK and EU, where the Insurance market is one of many sectors where this trend is visible.
As an example, when comparing 2019 to 2018, what we have seen is that the overall volumes in Insurance have decreased by 16.7%.

Vacancysoft In-house Law in IT Report

Vacancysoft In-house Law in IT Report

For recruiters in the sector, the signs of brexit are starting to be seen. The uncertainty caused by the political situation in Q1 led to a collapse in vacancies in law firms, where overall, volumes were down almost 100% compared to Q4 2018.

As mentioned previously, wheras Legal vacancies have dropped significantly so far this year, within the TMT industry specifically, overall activity has held up.

Analysing in-house by region, we see that activity in London has surged, with vacancies up over 30% since 2018. What this has meant is that the new inhouse vacancies being created are being disproportionately so in London, where the share within the capital has increased from 72% to over 83% in Q1.

Regional Trends Report June 2019 – London

Regional Trends Report June 2019 – London

The London economy is highly centred around financial services, and with Brexit’s deadline quickly approaching, it is expected that the sector will be impacted severely.

Nevertheless, the city has been successfully pivoting to become a leading global hub for technology, and the digital sector is now the fastest growing of all industries.

Therefore, when we look at specific categories, in 2018 IT roles remained the dominant area of professional hiring, constituting 37% of all advertised positions, representing an increase of 25% compared to 2017.

Fortnightly we publish analysis on market trends and hot jobs.
Our analysis incorporates our proprietary data, along with drawing on wider
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Hot Jobs April 2019 – Healthcare

Hot Jobs April 2019 – Healthcare

  Every day we provide our clients with data about thousands of vacancies across the UK. Data feeds are tailored to the requirements of each individual client, thus giving you the information which is most relevant to your specific needs. Below is a fortnightly...

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Hot Jobs February 2019 – Financial Services

Hot Jobs February 2019 – Financial Services

  Every day we provide our clients with data about thousands of vacancies across the UK. Data feeds are tailored to the requirements of each individual client, thus giving you the information which is most relevant to your specific needs. Below is a fortnightly...

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PLC Fact Sheet- State of the PLC’s

PLC Fact Sheet- State of the PLC’s

  When analysing the state of the recruitment industry, spotlighting the performance of the PLC’s can be a useful indicator as to the wider health of the sector. With this, we reviewed the recruiters that appear on the London Stock Exchange, comparing their most...

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James Chaplin, CEO of Vacancysoft, providing insight into business and operations.

Is hard Brexit now inevitable?

Is hard Brexit now inevitable?

  Now with Boris as the Prime Minister, we can see the following emerge: The cabinet has been formed with a singular agenda to secure Brexit. People who actively campaigned against Boris have either been cast out or demoted regardless of their Brexit stance....

Why a no deal Brexit would be the real betrayal

Why a no deal Brexit would be the real betrayal

  It is fair to say, democracy can only function if the result is respected. With that, despite the many reasons why the UK would be better served by remaining in the EU, the democratic principle trumps everything. There may well be good logical reasons for a...

The final days of May

The final days of May

  For many who just want the politicians to ‘get on with Brexit,’ it is inexcusable that the UK has not left already. Farage has now gone live with the ‘Brexit Party,’ which has as its sole focus to hold the Establishment to account and ensure the UK leaves the...

How much would you pay for a silver bullet?

How much would you pay for a silver bullet?

Author: Warren Kemp The recruitment industry first started in 1873: John Gabbitas opened up his education recruitment business three years before the telephone was invented. The recruitment sector now has more people employed in it than ever before. So why is it not a...

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