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UK labour market trends – Q1 and Q2, 2013 (infographic)

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Hiring trends in the UK for the first half of 2013

Who’s hiring? A summary of trends in the UK hiring market for the first half of the year, based on information from the JobisJob database.

Infographic labour market

© JobisJob, October 2013. Taken from a sample size of over 7 million job adverts from January – June. This infographic is designed to give a quick overview. It is not an in-depth report, and should be taken with a pinch of salt. For more information, as well as up-to-date facts and figures, please contact us.

Christmas jobs 2013

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Christmas tree computer…Dreaming of a financially profitable Christmas?

Despite what various major department stores (who will go nameless) would have you believe, Christmas is still a long way off. If you’re looking to boost seasonal cash levels with a Christmas job, however, it’s already time to start getting your application in. In fact, trends from the JobisJob database shows that the most common period for publishing Christmas job offers on our site runs from week forty to week forty-eight – that is, October and November. You’ll have the greatest selection of jobs to choose from during this time.

Convinced? Here’s a guide to UK labour market trends and what you should be looking for during Christmas 2013, and where you’re likely to find it. If you’d like to see this information in a more visual format, why not check out our Christmas jobs infographic?

“All I want for Christmas 2013 is… a new job!”


stars copyTop Christmas categories

Top sectors hiring over Christmas for the last three years have included the following:

  • Retail (40%)
  • Sales (34%)
  • Customer service (9%)
  • Logistics/Distribution (5%)
  • Hospitality/Catering (4%)

Unsurprising, perhaps, but what may come a­s a shock is the extent to which related professions of retail, sales and customer service occupy the top spots, with 84% of total Christmas positions included in these categories.


Top Christmas job titles

The most frequently-published job titles for seasonal Christmas posts contain festive keywords such as:

  • stars2“Sales and marketing, start immediately”
  • “Temporary Christmas sales”
  • “Christmas processing post person”
  • “Part-time Christmas temp merchandisers”
  • “Sales and customer service Christmas roles”

As we can see, these go well-in-line with the “top sectors” listed above.


Christmas jobseeker searches

Some of the most common things potential employees are looking for on our website are:

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  • “Temporary Christmas/Christmas temp/Part-time Christmas”
  • “Retail Christmas/Christmas retail assistant/Christmas assistants”
  • “Mail Christmas”

Also recurring in the most frequently-published job titles, it seems that working for the Christmas post is also a popular choice amongst seasonal workers.


Top hiring companies over the Christmas period

Some of the most active companies in the UK in terms of Christmas jobs include:

  • stars2Boots
  • H. Samuel
  • Great Grottos
  • Royal Mail
  • Ernest Jones
  • Comet

> Making them the UK’s number one Christmas employer, Boots has come first for Christmas jobs for the last three years running.

As well as the usual high-street favourites and the Royal Mail, if you’re willing to don the red-and-white suit it seems as though Santa really has been coming to town over previous years with the addition of Great Grottos (“UK leaders in grotto management”).


Top cities to work in this Christmas

London, unsurprisingly, is the best city to look for work in, with 8% of all Christmas job adverts. Next comes Manchester, with 5%, and Glasgow at 4% enjoys a disproportionately high share of Christmas posts.


stars copyJust for fun…

The most Christmas-spirit-filled job titles we found this year on JobisJob:

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Have you been good all year? With any luck, for Christmas 2013 you’ll find just what it was you always wanted under the tree: a new career.

Christmas job trends in 2013 (infographic)

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…Christmas jobs in the UK

It’s not quite Christmas yet, but with a couple of months to go we’re sure you’ll be wanting to get your job applications in well on time. Here’s an infographic showing Christmas job trends in the UK to give you an idea of where and when you need to be applying to find a Christmas job in 2013.

If you’re looking for jobs this Christmas, by the way, follow this link.

Infographic showing Christmas job trends (UK 2013)

© JobisJob, October 2013. Taken from a sample size of 44,000,000. This infographic is designed to give a quick overview. It is not an in-depth report, and should be taken with a pinch of salt. For more information, as well as up-to-date facts and figures, please contact us.

UK trends in construction in 2013 (infographic)

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…a snapshot of construction job trends

If you want to stay up-to-date with what’s going on in the UK construction industry, but don’t have time to read our full article or white paper on the topic, this infographic (hopefully) will give you a solution. Taken from a sample size of 44,000,000.

If you’re looking for jobs in construction, on the other hand, follow this link.

Infographic - construction trends

© JobisJob, July 2013. Taken from a sample size of 44,000,000. This infographic is designed to give a quick overview. It is not an in-depth report, and should be taken with a pinch of salt. For more information, as well as up-to-date facts and figures, please contact us.

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Trends in the UK labour market – October, November, December 2013

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Money“Jobs market set for best year since 2007”, latest ManpowerGroup survey reveals.

The ManpowerGroup’s “Employment Outlook Survey”, which aims to discover how many employers across the nation are expecting a net increase in employment in each quarter of the year, is one of the most trusted measures of the UK economy. They’ve just released the coming month’s edition. So without further ado, here’s what we can expect in terms of trends in the UK labour market during October, November and December. Results of this article have been adjusted to take seasonal hiring trends into account.

UK job market trends in Q4


Overall summary: the hiring market in the UK is predicted to grow by 7% by the end of the year – the best result since 2007.

Regional trends

  • The East and North West enjoy strongest predicted rates of hiring growth – 14%.
  • Growth in the North East (10%), South West (8%) and the Midlands (7%) is also looking very healthy.
  • Yorkshire and Humberside (-3%) and Northern Ireland (-3%) are the only regions not set to expand.
  • All other regions will experience moderate expansion.
  • Rates in London will continue to rise (3%), but more slowly than last quarter’s rapid 12% growth.

Sector-specific trends

  • Finance (16% growth) and Utilities (13%) will be pulling the economy forwards.
  • The only sector not predicted to increase total employment is Construction (-5%).
  • In other sectors, growth in Transport and Communications and Manufacturing is slowing down compared to last quarter.

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European trends

  • With an 18% predicted increase in hiring companies, transcontinental Turkey is the only country in Europe to experience greater growth rates than the UK.
  • Neighbours France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Ireland are predicted to either grow or shrink slowly.
  • The most troubled countries in the EU this quarter are Italy and Spain, who are predicted to shrink by 13% (Italy) and 7% (Spain).

Global trends

  • The Americas will experience strong expansion, with over 10% of employers in many countries expecting to increase payrolls. Panama (24%) will experience the most intense development, and 13% of US employers have a net positive result over these coming months.
  • Asia and the Pacific will also evolve greatly. In fact, India and Taiwan are predicted some of the highest growth rates globally, with 41% and 35% (respectively) of employers expecting a net increase.
  • South Africa is predicted a 5% increase, and Israel a 6% increase. Information for many other parts of Africa and the Middle East is not available.

Image: Stacks of pound coins (thanks to Images Money)