Regional Trends Report – England and Wales

APSCo and Vacancysoft

Summer 2017

Key trends emerging out of the UK in 2017 include:

  • The number of vacancies across all industries in England and Wales in the 12-month period ended 30 June 2017 was virtually identical to the previous 12-month period, down just 0.19%.
  • Every month in H2 2016 except November had fewer vacancies than the same month in 2015, with Q3 2016 having 9.3% fewer new openings than Q3 2015.
  • April 2017 had 7.1% fewer vacancies than April 2016 and 22.3% fewer than the previous month; however, a strong bounce-back in May saw Q2 2017 close 3.2% up on Q2 2016.

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    The Summer edition of the series of reports on regional employment markets which we are proud to co-produce with APSCo takes a look at professional vacancies across all industries in the whole of England and Wales. As the effects of the Brexit vote continue to reverberate and the government’s plan for the future becomes ever less clear, what trends can be picked out of the data? What changes have there been half year on half year? And what about the changes quarter on quarter and quarter to quarter? Which professions saw growth in vacancies? Which companies had more vacancies and which had fewer? Are any industries there doing particularly well in terms of vacancy growth? And are any doing particularly badly? The answers to all of those questions and more can be found in this report.

    Vacancysoft is the Data Publisher for the Recruitment Industry. We provide recruiters with daily lead lists that help to monitor their clients’ hiring and to identify companies struggling to hire.

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