Posted on January 28, 2014

Most jobs in Germany are posted on Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday and Thursday are the most popular days for posting jobs, according to analysis from Jobfeed, the labour market analysis tool of Textkernel, on 3,6 million German jobs* posted between 1 July and 15 December 2013.

Sunday least popular day for posting jobs
Besides Wednesday and Thursday, also Friday and Tuesday are popular days to post jobs. This can be seen in the graph below that shows the number of job postings per day. The extent to which jobs are posted on these days has a minimal difference. However, this does not apply for the weekend and Mondays. On Sunday, only 6% of all jobs are posted. Also Monday stays behind with 15%.

Percentage job postings per week day in Germany, measured by the spider date of the job postings between 1 July and 15 December 2013. Source: Jobfeed
Percentage job postings per week day in Germany, measured by the spider date of the job postings between 1 July and 15 December 2013. Source: Jobfeed

Employers post more often on Tuesdays, intermediaries on Thursdays and Fridays 
When looked at the behaviour of direct employers and intermediaries, some differences appear. Direct employers post their jobs most often on Tuesday. This can be seen in the graph below. Almost 19% of all jobs of employers is posted on this day, almost 2% point more than intermediaries. Intermediaries have a less clear preference for a day. They post mostly on Thursday and Friday (almost 18%), but also Tuesday and Wednesday are popular.

Percentage job postings per week day in Germany, measured by spider date of all job postings between 1 July and 15 December 2013, split by postings by direct employers and intermediaries. Source: Jobfeed
Percentage job postings per week day in Germany, measured by spider date of all job postings between 1 July and 15 December 2013, split by postings by direct employers and intermediaries. Source: Jobfeed

Wednesday and weekends more popular in Germany and France
Jobfeed also collects and analyses the jobs in the Netherlands and France and is able to make cross-country analyses. These analyses show that in the Netherlands, most jobs are posted on Thursday and in France on Wednesday. When you compare the countries, you can see that in Germany job postings are more spread during the week. There is less difference in days than in the Netherlands and France. The Netherlands is very active in posting jobs on week days, but less active than France and Germany in posting jobs in the weekend.

Percentage postings of jobs per week day in the Netherlands, Germany and France. Source: Jobfeed
Percentage postings of jobs per week day in the Netherlands, Germany and France. Source: Jobfeed

*Method and source
Numbers come from Jobfeed, the labour market analysis tool of Textkernel, that collects and categorises all online jobs and makes them searchable. For this analysis, 3.6 million jobs posted between 1 July and 15 December 2013 have been analysed based on their spider date. This is the date that the Jobfeed crawlers found the job (this can differ with the visible date in Jobfeed: the processing date). To be sure that the spider date is indeed the posting date, only the job postings (including duplicates) have been taken into account that have been posted on sites that Jobfeed spiders with a minimum of once a day. This comes down to 98% of the total number of posted jobs in Germany in that period.

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