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Job Market Report January 2020

Provided by CV Screen

Monthly Highlights

  • Job application rates have hit a two year high as confidence begins to return to the jobs market.
  • The number of candidates who are active on the leading job boards is at its highest level since May 2019; this is something that isn’t unexpected given the “New Year, New Job” mantra that is seen each January. Nonetheless, it is encouraging to see that confidence appears to be returning.
  • The demand for staff is pretty flat on a Year by Year basis, with IT vacancies up 4%, Marketing vacancies down 1% and Finance vacancies up 1%.
  • Interestingly, the demand for permanent IT professionals has risen by 6%, whereas the demand for contract staff has dropped by 10%; this is likely to be as a result of the pending IR35 changes which is impacting temp/contract hiring decisions.

What’s happening to Job
application rates?

What’s happening to demand?

Information Technology

Demand

7.3%

Candidate Availability

38.5%

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Accounting & Finance

Demand

6.4%

Candidate Availability

34.8%

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Digital & Marketing

Demand

6.1%

Candidate Availability

44.7%

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