We wrote earlier this year about our partnership with the Dutch company, Textkernel, to deliver their job aggregation tool, Jobfeed, to our clients. By way of a reminder, Jobfeed is an online job postings aggregation site with a number of features that can be used by education providers to eliminate the hard work of identifying employers for apprenticeships, community partnerships, and business development.
In addition to these uses, Jobfeed can also be used for more general analysis, looking at individual regions or even the whole country to identify job posting trends. To demonstrate the sorts of analysis that can be done, Textkernel have put together a great infographic — The UK Online Job Market in Q2 2016 — which gives a high level overview of the job market from April to June:
The actual number of job postings analysed, after the elimination of duplicates, positions for franchises, internships/graduate positions, voluntary work, freelance jobs and apprenticeships, was 2.2 million. If that figure seems high, we would point out that these figures are for job postings, rather than actual jobs themselves. In other words, they give a really good indication of employer demand in the labour market over the Q2 period, but whether they translate into actual employment is something that can only be answered further down the line when the Government publishes figures on job numbers.
Some of the highlights of the infographic are as follows:
- Sales and trading has become the largest job category in the UK with 12.2% of all jobs.
- IT, which was in first last year, has lost 1.6% of market share and has dropped into second position.
- Healthcare is showing a large increase, gaining 1.9% market share and climbing to third place.
- Although about 84% of the UK population lives in England, it accounted for 91.6% of all job postings.
- The top 5 cities were all in England, with Edinburgh following in sixth place.
Textkernel have also produced an infographic and a full report looking at the job market in Germany, France and the Netherlands. You can check out the infographic here or download the full report here.
For more information on how Jobfeed can help your organisation, contact Doug Heckman at firstname.lastname@example.org