Regional Trends Report – Southern England

APSCo and Vacancysoft

May 2017

Key trends emerging out of the UK in 2017 include:

  • The number of vacancies across all industries in southern England excluding Greater London (i.e. the South West, the South East and the East of England) in the 12-month period ended 30 April 2017 was up 1.04% on the previous 12-month period.
  • The six-month period from October 2016 to March 2017 had 4.6% more newly announced positions than the same months in 2015/6.
  • April 2017 had 21.3% fewer vacancies than March 2017, the largest month-to-month fall in the reviewed 24 months, and also had 12.2% fewer vacancies than April 2016.

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The May edition of the series of reports which are co-produced by APSCo and Vacancysoft and cover the regional employment markets looks at Southern England (excluding Greater London). Now that we have data for three quarters since the Brexit referendum and one full month since the triggering of Article 50, what effects can be noted? Which cities in the regions are seeing better than the average vacancy levels? Which are having a tougher time? Of the professions, which are doing particularly well in terms of the number of new openings in the South? Which companies are on the list of the twenty largest sources of professional vacancies in the regions over the last 24 months? And how well, or badly, did those firms do in terms of change in numbers of new posts in the 12 months ended 30 April 2017?

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