Demand for creative industries remains high

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Umbrella company contractors might be interested to learn that demand for creative jobs in London remains exceptionally high.

According to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies' (APSCo) Professional Recruitment Trends, over a third (33.5%) of jobs within the creative sector are found in the capital.

The South East ranks second with 16.1% of creative roles followed by the West Midlands in third with an 8.1% share of total job postings.

The research found that the most in demand roles for the sector include coding and programming languages, however, those most sought most out (outside of IT based roles) are communication, creativity and writing.

Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo, commented on the report, “London’s creative industries are immensely important to both the city itself and the sector as a whole, contributing an estimated £35bn to the economy and providing the capital with approximately 800,000 jobs.”

She added, “According to a report released last year, the total gross added value (GVA) of the creative industries in London was £34.6 billion in 2012, accounting for just under half of the UK total (£72.7 billion), so it is no surprise that demand for professionals remains highest in this region.”

Daniele Cantello is an Contract Manager for Contractor Umbrella Ltd, one of the UK’s Most Respected Umbrella Companies. Learn more about Daniele on Google.

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