The investment being made across the country in broadband infrastructure continues to provide opportunities for the telecoms and media sector, and has helped deliver another quarter of increased job placement intentions among employers, according to recruitment firm ManpowerGroup.
With an outlook of +3 percent, said Manpower, it may not be the most positive outlook the sector has experienced, but there are plenty of jobs out there across mobile, cable and TV, with both permanent and temporary opportunities available.
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is based on responses from a total of 2,100 UK employers. It asks whether employers intend to hire additional workers or reduce the size of their workforce in the coming quarter.
“The telecoms and media sector is a very exciting place to be operating in at the moment,” said Tobias Mills, ManpowerGroup sector director for telecoms and media. “Not only is the roll out of super-fast broadband continuing apace, we are also seeing the development of new TV and media platforms that are changing the way we consume content, not to mention the expansion of 4G."
He said: “An innovative development in the sector, particularly within the media space, is the continued growth of private social networks - effectively talent pools of rare skills, freelancers or sole traders that businesses can draw on.
"These networks deliver contemporary, low cost platforms for users to keep in regular contact with individuals or small companies, who they may deal with on a more sporadic basis, but want to keep engaged and up to date with on developments in their business."
Seasonal activities in the sector will include mobile companies hiring more store advisors and customer service advisors, said Manpower.
Manpower said there was a "two-paced" jobs market in finance and business services. Whilst Barclays has announced 1,700 job cuts at branches, at the same time there’s "been a surge" in the search for employees in the sector with IT skills, Manpower said.
In this sector data governance consultants and cloud security experts are "hugely in demand" and right now can command a daily rate of as much as £1,000.
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