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Blank Q3 barometer sees 8% monthly jobs growth & record breaking yearly growth

The UK’s largest jobs board saw postings grow by 14 per cent year-on-year (YoY) – the highest yearly growth figure since the Barometer was launched. The Q3 2014 Barometer also shows quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth of seven per cent.

New jobs in the transport and logistics sector have contributed toward this growth, with a staggering 18 per cent increase in job postings MoM and a 26 per cent increase compared to the last quarter. Banking, insurance and finance jobs are also performing well – up 13 per cent MoM and 12 per cent QoQ, and accountancy jobs saw a seven per cent MoM and a nine per cent QoQ increase.

Retail jobs were also up in September – eight per cent compared to August and 13 per cent compared to the last quarter. There has also been an eight per cent MoM increase in customer service roles and a 15 per cent increase QoQ.

The Barometer analyses the behaviour of 5,000 recruitersandprovides one of the most comprehensive representations of the UK job market – importantly reporting three months ahead of official ONS statistics.

Ian Burke, director at, said, “Our latest Barometer data confirms the upward employment trend in the UK and points to much higher business confidence levels in the last month. It’s interesting to see that transport and logistics jobs have seen such a large increase. Clearly major infrastructure projects like Crossrail are having a real impact, as well as the growth in online shopping, which has given a significant boost to the logistics industry.

“It’s no surprise to see retail jobs steadily increasing as we move into the festive season. Many retailers are already starting their seasonal recruitment drives to ensure they have enough staff to manage the Christmas rush.”

Unfortunately for younger job seekers, graduate and trainee jobs were down by three per cent MoM, although up four per cent compared to the last quarter. is one of the UK’s leading job boards, attracting over 5.9 million jobseekers every month on the hunt for one of the 130,000 live vacancies the site carries at any one time. This activity generates over 2.4 million applications a month, cementing strong reputation among jobseekers and recruiters alike.

For a more detailed analysis of Barometer data, as well as infographics that you can use, please visit the Insider Jobs blog. There are in-depth sector-specific insights on the transport and logistics, graduate and customer services sectors.  



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