At the Midlands, even before Covid-19 there were already pressures on the regional economy caused by the UK’s departurefrom the EU, where consequently vacancies have dropped by 46% year-on-year. It is also worth to mention the West Midlands is faring better than the East with vacancy levels falling by 41% and 51% respectively.
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.