JOBLIFT STUDIES THE GROWTH IN THE UK’S LOGISTICS JOB MARKET, COMPARING LOCATION, CONTRACT TYPE AND WORKING HOURS

Berlin/Hamburg 10 May 2017 – Job meta-search engine Joblift has analysed the UK’s Logistics job market over the past year – from April 2016 – and discovered a 7% average monthly increase in vacancies, with the largest boom being recorded in postings for part-time job offers. Our studies have also highlighted that in terms of contract type, graduate internship positions have seen the largest growth in the market with 11%, while apprenticeships have experienced the lowest percentage increase of just 1%.

THE LOGISTICS JOB MARKET HAS SEEN AN AVERAGE GROWTH OF 7% AS FREIGHT DRIVERS ARE THE MOST IN-DEMAND POSTINGS

Overall, the Logistics job market has seen an average monthly increase of 7% in the past year, proving it is still a hugely buoyant industry, offering a total of 297,701 jobs since April 2016, this is in comparison with a growth of 1% in the UK job market as a whole. The largest direct employer in the Logistics industry is Yodel which has offered 1,981 jobs since April 2016. Amazon.co.uk Ltd. follows Yodel, with 1,348 job postings in the past year – these results contrast the news that Amazon is looking to further Logistics automation in their delivery department and confirms that the company is still a hugely important employer in the industry. Freight drivers are the most sought after professions with a total of 40,253 jobs posted in the past year and an average monthly growth of 9%. Warehouse staff and box fillers are the second most in-demand positions in the Logistics industry, with an average monthly growth of 10% and 19,123 job postings in the past year.

HUGE AVERAGE MONTHLY INCREASE OF 25% IN PART-TIME POSITIONS BUT FULL-TIME ROLES STILL MAKE UP 94% OF JOB MARKET

According to Joblift’s research on working hours and contracts, full-time positions make up 94% of all Logistics jobs posted online, with part-time jobs making up just 5%. However, when considering percentage increase and job market growth, full-time postings have had an average monthly increase of 4% since April 2016, compared to a massive 25% monthly increase in part-time positions. In terms of contract types, as well, we have seen the largest monthly increase in the job postings offering graduate internships, where an 11% average monthly growth has been recorded. This compares to apprenticeship positions where there has been an average monthly increase of only 1%. Although, it is worth considering that there have been around 13 times more apprenticeship job postings (4497) than graduate internships (340) in the past year.

BIRMINGHAM HAS THE HIGHEST MONTHLY INCREASE IN LOGISTICS JOBS WITH AN AVERAGE 12% RISE, COMPARED TO MANCHESTER WITH JUST 1%

Greater London hosts the highest number of vacancies in the Logistics industry with a total of 52,913 jobs posted in the past year. Greater London has around five times more vacancies than Birmingham, which comes in as the sub-region with the second highest number of postings in the Logistics industry with 10,064 listings. However, according to our studies, Birmingham’s average monthly growth is higher than in Greater London; the Midlands region shows an average percentage increase of 12%, compared to Greater London’s 9%. Manchester ranks with the third highest number of jobs posted, with a total of 9,912 jobs posted in the past year, however, in terms of monthly growth, the region has an average increase of just 1%.

About Joblift

Joblift is meta-search engine for currently more than 1,000,000 jobs from over 100 partner job boards. Joblift’s customised search filters and email notifications allow users to personalise their search criteria. The company was founded in 2015 by Lukas Erlebach and Malte Widenka. At the two locations in Hamburg and Berlin, Joblift currently employs a team of around 40 employees.

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