Continuing with our series of articles about the sector trends in the UK at JobisJob we now analyse the evolution of the Health sector. As in the previous article about the IT-Telecomm sector, we will be focusing on the jobseeker’s interest and the job vacancies posted between March and May of 2017.
In this article, we will be carrying out an in-depth analysis of the South African job market for the first 4 months of the year (January 2017 – April 2017). We have based the analysis on Job Market Insights, our state-of-the-art big data tool, which provides a complete and accurate cross-sectional overview of the job market.
At JobisJob, we are now looking in depth into the health of the IT-Telecomm sector workforce in the UK, corresponding to the 1st quarter of 2017. The labour market trend in the IT sector is being approached from two perspectives:
- Behaviour of the applicant for employment. We have analysed the job applicant’s interest in this area through their search behaviour.
- Labour supply of the sector. To delve into the trends of the job offers in the IT sector, we have used Job Market Insights, our state-of-the-art Big Data tool that offers a personalised, accurate and cross-cutting analysis of the UK labour market.
Would you pay for a hug, for a few hours of cuddling or to sleep curled up next to a stranger? How about charging money for this?
There is a new type of job that is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States, Canada, Australia and a few European countries, such as the United Kingdom, and which, due to its high demand and sizeable salary , is already starting to emerge in Latin American countries, such as Mexico and Colombia. The work of a professional snuggler or professional cuddler is not only, unusual and well-paid, but surprisingly has emerged as one of the latest job trends.
A long tradition of science-fiction tales has made us dream of a promising future where we escape from reality by using technology. For example, Gibson’s Neuromancer told us about cyberspace before the creation of internet. In his book, Gibson showed us a world where people can use body implants and navigate through a virtual world. Later, Matrix retook this idea of an immersive virtual reality and went much further. As a new version of Plato’s cave, where prisoners were only able to see the shadows projected on a wall, humans in Matrix were connected to a simulation and completely unaware of what was actually happening. The film asked the audience: what if all you are going through was only a simulated lie?
From time to time, some intrepid researchers bet on one of these crazy ideas and these fantasies sneak into our daily lives. When this happens, it usually ends up changing society profoundly and this new technology stays with us forever as did the computer. Nowadays it seems to be the turn of augmented and virtual reality to become the gadgets of this era. Although these technologies are not completely new, they are now mature enough to become more than a fancy trend.