The results show that the most significant market trend in online recruitment was a growth in demand (by 18%) for candidates compared with the previous 12 months. This surprising trend indicates a buoyant job market in spite of economic downturn fears.
Further trends from a jobseeker point of view, specific to Careers24, show that the highest growth in demand for candidates was in Engineering (16%) and IT/telecoms (20%) while there was negative growth in demand for candidates in the Design/Arts (-25%) and in Manufacturing/Trades/Mining (-9%) arenas.
This almost mirrors growth trends happening across the market that show a whopping 45% growth in IT/telecoms – the biggest growth sector by far.
When looking at Careers24 user statistics on the recruiter side the following trends were significant:
- Engineering staff are proving to be a scarce commodity with lower applications per job than the previous period (-9%).
- The same applies to Admin, Office and Support with a growth factor of 12% in the sector and only 6% in terms of available candidates.
- Sales are looking healthy, with a growth in jobs of 14% and candidates increased by 12%.
- IT/Tech/Telecoms are one of the hardest positions to fill with the lowest applications per job of any of the top sectors hiring.
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