Employment Trends Report March 2011

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U.K. Nationwide and Regional Outlook
• Nationwide vacancies increase. The United Kingdom experienced a 22.7% increase in job vacancies in March. “Despite widespread cuts across the public sector, the commercial sector has experienced significant job creation,” said Gautam Godhwani, CEO of SimplyHired.com. “With marked improvement in the number of open jobs across the UK, recently redundant public sector employees have the opportunity to apply their transferable skills to roles in the private sector.” • Healthy job market in Aberdeen. Despite decreases in job vacancies in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, Aberdeen remains strong with an increase of 30.8%. The growth in Aberdeen is likely due to its North Sea oil and gas production. Employment in this sector makes Aberdeen more resilient against economic instability than other areas in Scotland. • Job growth in Gloucester. Gloucester experienced a significant 99.0% increase in job creation last month across a wide range of sectors. Key areas of growth include customer service, engineering and sales.

Job Vacancies, Nationwide

▲ 22.7%

(from February 2011)

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Job Vacancies by Regional Area (ranked by Population)
Number of job vacancies listed on SimplyHired.co.uk in the top 50 regional areas
POPULATION RANK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 JOB VACANCIES (month-over-month) 27.8% 14.4% -17.5% -32.3% 21.8% 24.6% -5.0% 18.9% 28.3% 34.6% 4.8% 49.0% -1.7% 46.9% 26.0% 25.2% 40.9% 33.7% 18.7% 20.2% 20.0% 25.7% 30.8% 37.6% 39.1%
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REGIONAL AREA London (ENG) Birmingham (ENG) Glasgow (SCT) Liverpool (ENG) Leeds (ENG) Sheffield (ENG) Edinburgh (SCT) Bristol (ENG) Manchester (ENG) Leicester (ENG) Coventry (ENG) Bradford (ENG) Cardiff (Wales) Belfast (NIR) Newcastle upon Tyne (ENG) Stoke-on-Trent (ENG) Wolverhampton (ENG) Nottingham (ENG) Plymouth (ENG) Southampton (ENG) Reading (ENG) Derby (ENG) Aberdeen (SCT) Dudley (ENG) Northampton (ENG)

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POPULATION RANK 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

REGIONAL AREA Portsmouth (ENG) Luton (ENG) Preston (ENG) Milton Keynes (ENG) Sunderland (ENG) Norwich (ENG) Walsall (ENG) Swansea (Wales) Bournemouth (ENG) Southend-on-Sea (ENG) Swindon (ENG) Dundee (SCT) Huddersfield (ENG) Oxford (ENG) Blackpool (ENG) Bolton (ENG) Ipswich (ENG) Telford (ENG) York (ENG) Peterborough (ENG) Stockport (ENG) Brighton (ENG) Slough (ENG) Gloucester (ENG) Watford (ENG)

JOB VACANCIES (month-over-month) 25.7% 23.9% 20.2% -24.2% 5.8% 18.7% 34.4% -17.4% -30.1% 37.2% 35.0% -58.2% 27.5% -1.3% 36.3% 17.0% 24.8% 42.0% 36.9% 44.5% 28.9% 23.8% 34.6% 99.0% 36.8%

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About the U.K. Employment Trends Report The UK Employment Trends Report is a monthly summary and analysis of employment trends in the United Kingdom. These findings are based on monthly job seeker activity on SimplyHired.co.uk, which aggregates millions of listings from over 30,000 employment sites. Some findings may be projected from recent historical data. Data may not be representative of all industries, occupations and/or metro areas. About Simply Hired With over seven million job listings, Simply Hired (www.simplyhired.co.uk) is the world’s largest job search engine—25 times the size of the biggest job board. Servicing 15 million monthly users across 23 countries, the company powers jobs on over 10,000 network partner sites, including LinkedIn, CNNMoney, The Washington Post and BusinessWeek. Reaching passive as well as active candidates, the Simply Hired network delivers millions of targeted job applicants and boasts one of the lowest cost-per-hire rates in the industry. The company is based in Mountain View, California and is funded by Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures.

Contact Information
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