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2018’s most in demand roles revealed


Umbrella company contractors might be interested to learn that a recent survey has revealed the most in demand roles for the year ahead.

The report, carried out by Hays, found that the top 10 jobs for 2018 are as follows:

1.    IT security architects

2.    Data analysts

3.    Risk analysts

4.    Part-qualified accountants

5.    Civil engineers

6.    Payroll team leaders

7.    Java developers

8.    Safety case engineers

9.    Building surveyors

10. Project mangers

It was also found that over half of the UK workforce (55%) are planning to look for new job opportunities this year and close to three-quarters (71%) of employers are looking to hire in 2018.

Nigel Heap, managing director of Hays UK & Ireland, commented, “Looking for a new job always features highly amongst new year resolutions, but to keep those resolutions alive candidates need to understand how much demand there is for their skills and how likely they will be to secure another role. This will ensure it doesn’t just stay a pipe dream and can become a reality.”

He added, “It’s clear from looking at our top ten that professionals working within the digital technology, finance and construction industries can expect a positive outlook for 2018 in terms of salaries and job opportunities. We’re seeing continued investment in these areas across the UK. High on employers’ wish lists is candidates with experience in these areas, a willingness to work hard and the ability to get some great results.

“However, that’s not to say that professionals outside of this list can’t expect to find good opportunities – it will vary according to location and industry so it is important to understand what your own situation is. If you’re looking for a new challenge in 2018, now is a crucial time to evaluate where you want to take your career, reflect on how your skills could benefit an employer and find out where your next role could be by looking at what jobs are available.”

Lucy Smith is the Managing Director for ContractorUmbrella Ltd, one of the UK’s Most Respected Umbrella Companies and founder member of AllUmbrellaCompaniesAreEqual. Learn more about Lucy on Google.