Regional Trends Report – Midlands

APSCo and Vacancysoft

May 2019

When the Government designed their strategy for the Midlands Engine, the objective was to stimulate economic growth within the region, improve the development of trade and investments, improve productivity through higher education and enables companies to expand their teams. Thereby, when we compare 2018 to 2017, vacancy growth within the Midlands has increased by 15%.

We are also seeing:

  • In Birmingham, within Financial Services, post HSBC’s move, activity has slowed down as one off hiring there has subsided, with volumes down by 35% compared to 2018.
  • In Nottingham, by professional area, the biggest story is the increase in vacancies for Procurement / Supply Chain, where volumes grew up by 35%. Specifically the largest point of growth has been for people handling inventory, and stock levels.
  • In Leicester, there was significant vacancy growth within TMT with an increase in hiring activity of 30%.

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