Posted on July 10, 2014

State of the French online job market – Q2 2014

Today Jobfeed published its Q2 – 2014 index on the French online job market. This index is based on the analysis of more than 2.25 million job postings (more than 1.1 unique jobs after deduplication) published in the second quarter of 2014 in France and collected by Jobfeed. Jobfeed is the labour market analytics tool of Textkernel that collects and categorises all online jobs in France and makes them searchable.

The most notable findings for the second quarter of 2014 were:

  • The Maintenance profession class increases by 0.9% market share
  • Pays de Loire becomes the third biggest employment area with 6.7% of all jobs
  •  IT (-1.7%) and Public Service (-2.%)  sectors drop in market share

Installation, Repair and Maintenance sees large increase

The Sales and Trading professions still top the profession class chart representing 13.4% of all jobs posted in France, up 0.8% from 2013. With an increase of 0.7% and a market share of 9.1%, Production takes the second place from the Administration and Customer services profession class (9%). The biggest increase is to be credited to Installation, Repair and Maintenance jobs. This category grew by 0.9%, representing 6.1% of all online jobs in Q2 2014. Declines in market share are seen in Hospitality jobs (-1.1%) and Procurement and Warehouse management jobs (- 0.8%).

Percentage of jobs by profession class in France over the second quarter of 2014 Source: Jobfeed Profession Classes Q2 2014
Percentage of jobs by profession class in France over the second quarter of 2014 Source: Jobfeed Profession Classes Q2 2014

Pays de Loire replaces PACA as third largest employment area

The region ‘Ile de France’ further consolidates its position as main employment area in France. With 24.8% of all French jobs originating from this geographical zone, its market share went up 2% compared to 2013. The Rhône-Alpes region conserves its second position despite recording one of the largest losses this quarter (-0.5%). By losing 0.1% of market share, the region PACA forfeits its third place to the benefit of Pays de Loire. With 6.7% of all jobs, Pays de Loire is now the third largest employment area in France.

Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Poitou-Charentes and Bretagne are all on an upward trend, with shares up between 0.2% and 0.3%. The Midi-Pyrenées region is registering a large decline. Down by 0.5%, this region now accounts for 4.1% of all French jobs. Lorraine, Normandy and Limousin also lost market share, between -0.2% and -0.4%.

Percentage of jobs by region in France over the second quarter of 2014 Source: Jobfeed Region Q2 2014
Percentage of jobs by region in France over the second quarter of 2014 Source: Jobfeed Region Q2 2014

Smaller portion of jobs in IT and Public sector

In Q2 2014, Trade/Retail and Manufacturing remain the top sectors of employment with respectively 17.8% and 13.2% of all French jobs. With a market share of 8,4%, the Business services sector ranks third again, despite a slight decline of 0.7%. Two of the most dramatic declines can be seen in the IT sector and the Public service/ Non-profit sector. Down respectively 1.7% and 2.2%, they have both lost a significant portion of market share. The Hospitality sector as well as the Personal Services and the Transport sector recorded the highest growth rates up 0.7 to 1% compared to the previous year.

Percentage of jobs by industry in France over the second quarter of 2014 Source: Jobfeed Industry Q2 2014
Percentage of jobs by industry in France over the second quarter of 2014 Source: Jobfeed Industry Q2 2014

Download the full Q2 – 2014 index on the French online job market. This index is also available for the Dutch and German market.

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*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 2.2 million French job ads, posted between 1 april and 30 June 2014 have been analysed, categorised and deduplicated. 1.1 million unique jobs, excluding internships, remained and are the source on which these analyses have been performed.

About Jobfeed
In 2003, Textkernel started aggregating job vacancy information for matching and analytical purposes under the label ‘Jobfeed’ in the Netherlands. Now, Textkernel is the market leader in this domain and in 2012 expanded Jobfeed to Germany and France. Jobfeed searches the Internet daily for new jobs via an automated process and determines with machine learning technology whether a page is a job vacancy or not. Found jobs are automatically cleaned, extracted, categorised, enriched, deduplicated and recorded in the Jobfeed database. Due to its strong technological base and domain knowledge, Textkernel created a unique source for making job market data available for insight into the demand side of the labour market.

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Disclaimer
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