Original online job ads in July 2018 were up 16 per cent year-on-year (YoY) - significantly higher than the seven per cent increase in official job ads…….and surged in ads for Teaching Assistants (+69 per cent), Pharmacy professionals (+89 per cent), R&D professionals (+46 per cent), legal professionals (+46 per cent), Store Assistants (+57 per cent) and Advisor / Call Centre workers (+50 per cent)
At c.2.11 million in July 2018, the number of original job ads captured by Innovantage was 16 per cent higher than in the same month last year but 24 per cent lower than in the month of the EU referendum in June 2016 – when there was notably heightened advertising activity.
Set into context of the most recent total number of UK workforce jobs (35.2 million in March 2018), the workforce jobs total was just 0.5 per cent (192k) higher than a year earlier and 2.2 per cent (759k) higher than in March 2016 and set in context of the official ONS vacancy number for the quarter ending July 2018 (824k), UK vacancy numbers were 7 per cent higher than the figure one year earlier and 12 per cent higher than in May-July 2016.
For each official vacancy, employers and their intermediaries posted 2.5 original jobs ads in July 2018 (a ratio of 2.5 to 1):
The ratio of total ads (including reposts) to official vacancies was 3.2 to 1 in July 2018:
Engagement status: 28 per cent of original ads, where the engagement status was specified, were for contingent opportunities