Posted on August 29, 2013

Insight into the French labour market – Q1 + Q2 2013

Jobfeed collects and categorises the online jobs in France and makes them searchable. The data in Jobfeed offer a lot of insight into the job market.  Jobfeed made an analysis about the first half of 2013.

  • Sales and Trading largest profession class with 13% of online jobs
  • 57% of online jobs request lower education*, 43% higher education.
  • 73% of IT jobs target higher educated people
  • Profession classes with a lot of vacancies for lower educated people, advertise less often

Most jobs in Sales and Trading

In France, most vacancies can be found in Sales and Trading. 13% of all online posted jobs are in this profession class, according to Jobfeed data. Sales is followed by Production (8,5%) and Administration and Customer Service (8,4%). Remarkable fact: ICT has the sixth position with 5,8% market share. In other countries like the Netherlands (12,5%) and Germany (11%), IT is the largest profession class.

Market share online jobs of the ten largest profession classes in France. Source: Jobfeed France.
Market share online jobs of the ten largest profession classes in France. Source: Jobfeed France.

Most jobs in Île de France, most production jobs in Rhône-Alpes

When looking at the distribution of jobs per French region, it is apparent that more than one fifth of all jobs can be found in Île de France, followed by Rhône-Alpes (10%).

Per profession class, there are also differences between regions. While ‘Sales’ is roughly showing the same distribution as the total number of jobs, ‘Production’ is showing a completely different view. The graphs below show show the difference. Most production jobs can be found in Rhône-Alpes, followed by Île de France and Pays de la Loire.

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Requested education level

According to Jobfeed data, 57% of online jobs target lower educated people (up to and including Bac) and 43% target higher educated people (Bac2 and up). In France it shows that most vacancies requesting higher education, are int the north of the country. In Île de France and Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the percentage of jobs for higher education is above average (respectively 56% and 46%).

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Percentage of jobs targeted at higher education, per region. Source: Jobfeed France

The ratio of jobs for higher versus lower education also differs per profession class. The chart below shows that 73% of IT jobs aim at higher educated people. Engineering follows with 70%. Hospitality and Production are the profession classes asking the most lower skilled workers. Only 19 and 21 percent of the production jobs target higher education.

Share of vacancies aimed at lower education (up to and including Bac) and higher education (Bac2 and higher) per profession class. Source: Jobfeed France
Share of vacancies aimed at lower education (up to and including Bac) and higher education (Bac2 and higher) per profession class. Source: Jobfeed France

More advertised for higher education

Job vacancies are often posted more than once. Jobfeed collects the online jobs and de-duplicates them agains job postings that were found earlier.

The graph below shows how often a job is advertised, compared to the average, per profession class.

Percentage difference of postings per job compared to the average, per profession class. Source: Jobfeed
Percentage difference of postings per job compared to the average, per profession class. Source: Jobfeed

Engineering, IT and Administration are published most often. Hospitality, Construction and Production are advertised a lot less than average. It is remarkable that the profession classes that are most advertised, are the same profession classes that have many vacancies requesting higher education. And vice versa, profession classes with a lot of jobs targeting lower educated people, publish their job vacancies less often.

Source
This analysis is made by monitoring 4.752.066 jobs, over 6.730 websites in the first half of 2013. This involves 2.304.065 unique jobs after de-duplication. The data is from Jobfeed France , Textkernel’s monitoring tool for the French job market.

PDF: Analyse Jobfeed – Marché des offres d’emploi France 1er semestre 2013