Regional Trends Report 2018 – Midlands
APSCo and Vacancysoft
One year on from the announcement of the Midlands Engine, analysis done by EY shows the region has been fastest growing in the country outside London and the South East, where there has been significant investment in the region over the last twelve months. This investment into the region can also be seen in terms of increased vacancy activity, where year on year activity is up 21% in the East Midlands and 19% in the West Midlands. Other key trends include:
- Vacancies for IT professionals dominate, accounting for over 27% of all professional roles advertised.
- The largest area of hiring is within Consumer Goods and Services.
- There has been a significant increase in activity in the Public Sector and NFP