Jobs online

Jobs Online monthly report - June 2016

Jobs Online measures changes in job vacancies advertised by businesses on three internet job boards – SEEK, Trade Me Jobs and the Education Gazette. The trend series is used as the primary indicator as it reduces the month-to-month volatility.

Highlights

  • Online job vacancies grew in June 2016. The All Vacancies Index increased by 1.2 per cent.
  • Vacancies increased in seven out of eight industry groups. The main contributor was hospitality and tourism (up 3.2 per cent).
  • Vacancies increased in all occupation groups. The largest increases were for machinery drivers and operators (up 2.8 per cent) and technicians and trades (up 2.1 per cent).
  • Vacancies increased in all skill levels. Vacancies for semi-skilled jobs had the biggest increase (up 2.1 per cent), followed by low skilled and unskilled job vacancies (both up 1.8 per cent).
  • Vacancies increased in all ten regions. Over the past month, vacancies grew strongest in Bay of Plenty region (up 2.6 per cent).

Figure 1: All Vacancies Index
Seasonally adjusted and trend series (May 2007=100)

[image] Figure 1: All vacancies index

Data table for Figure 1

Job vacancies rose in June

Vacancies advertised online showed an increase in June. The All Vacancies Index increased by 1.2 per cent. The increase in vacancies was spread across industry and occupation groups, with the biggest increase in the hospitality and tourism industry (up 3.2 per cent) and machinery drivers’ occupation group (up 2.8 per cent).

An increase in the All Vacancies Index is consistent with the ANZ Business Outlook and NZIER’s Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, both of which indicate improving business sentiment.

Over the past year, online vacancies increased by 13.5 per cent.

 

Job vacancies increased in seven out of eight industry groups

In June, job vacancies increased in seven out of the eight industry groups (see Table 1). The biggest contributor was hospitality and tourism (up 3.2 per cent). There was no change for healthcare and medical. The ‘other’ classification includes the industries that are too small to be counted separately. When taken as a whole, the combination of all of these smaller industries has provided the second largest increase (up 1.9 per cent).

 

Table 1: All Vacancies Index by industry group, trend series
Industry
Monthly change
(May 16 - Jun 16)
Annual change
(Jun 15 - Jun 16)
Accounting, HR, legal and administration [image] Up arrow. 1.4% [image] Up arrow. 14.1%
Construction and engineering [image] Up arrow. 0.3% [image] Up arrow. 16.3%
Education and training [image] Up arrow. 0.2% [image] Up arrow. 5.9%
Healthcare and medical [image] No change n/c [image] Up arrow. 2.1%
Hospitality and tourism [image] Up arrow. 3.2% [image] Up arrow. 19.4%
Information technology [image] Up arrow. 0.1% [image] Up arrow. 1.0%
Sales, retail, marketing and advertising [image] Up arrow. 0.8% [image] Up arrow. 6.7%
Other [image] Up arrow. 1.9% [image] Up arrow. 19.2%
Total job vacancies* [image] Up arrow. 1.2% [image] Up arrow. 13.5%
* The totals may not line up as each industry is individually seasonally adjusted, while the total job vacancies series is seasonally adjusted separately.

Over the year to June, job vacancies increased in seven of the eight industry groups. Among the biggest increases were hospitality and tourism (up 19.4 per cent), followed by construction and engineering (up 16.3 per cent). The smallest increase was for information technology vacancies which rose by 1.0 per cent over the year. The other category rose by 19.2 per cent for the year.

 

Figure 2: All Vacancies Index by industry
Trend series (May 2007=100)

[image] Figure 2: Vacancies by industry

Data table for Figure 2

 

Job vacancies increased in all of the occupation groups

In June, vacancies increased in all occupation groups. The largest increases were for machinery drivers (up 2.8 per cent) and technicians and trade workers (up 2.1 per cent). The smallest increase was for managers (up 0.9 per cent).

Table 2: All Vacancies Index by occupation group, trend series
Occupation
Monthly change
(May 16 - Jun 16)
Annual change
(Jun 15 - Jun 16)
Managers [image] Up arrow. 0.9% [image] Up arrow. 12.1%
Professionals [image] Up arrow. 1.5% [image] Up arrow. 7.4%
Technicians and trades workers [image] Up arrow. 2.1% [image] Up arrow. 25.1%
Clerical and administration [image] Up arrow. 1.5% [image] Up arrow. 7.8%
Community and personal services [image] Up arrow. 1.4% [image] Up arrow. 11.4%
Sales [image] Up arrow. 1.4% [image] Up arrow. 3.2%
Machinery drivers and operators [image] Up arrow. 2.8% [image] Up arrow. 21.8%
Labourers [image] Up arrow. 1.5% [image] Up arrow. 31.8%
Total job vacancies* [image] Up arrow. 1.2% [image] Up arrow. 13.5%
* The totals may not line up as each occupation is individually seasonally adjusted, while the total job vacancies series is seasonally adjusted separately

Over the year, job vacancies increased in all of eight occupation groups. The biggest increase was for labourers (up 31.8 per cent), followed by technicians and trades workers (up 25.1 per cent).

 

Figure 3: All Vacancies Index by occupation
Trend series (May 2007=100)

[image] Figure 3: Vacancies by occupation

Data table for figure 3

 

Job vacancies increase in all five skill levels

In June, there were increases in vacancies across all skill levels. The largest increases were for semi-skilled (up 2.1 per cent), followed by low skilled and unskilled  (both up 1.8 per cent).[1]

Table 3: All Vacancies Index by skill level, trend series
Occupation
Monthly change
(May 16 - Jun 16)
Annual change
(Jun 15 - Jun 16)
Skill level 1 (highly skilled) [image] Up arrow. 1.3% [image] Up arrow. 10.2%
Skill level 2 (skilled) [image] Up arrow. 1.6% [image] Up arrow. 11.6%
Skill level 3 (semi-skilled) [image] Up arrow. 2.1% [image] Up arrow. 23.2%
Skill level 4 (low skilled) [image] Up arrow. 1.8% [image] Up arrow. 9.6%
Skill level 5 (unskilled) [image] Up arrow. 1.8% [image] Up arrow. 18.3%
Total job vacancies* [image] Up arrow. 1.2% [image] Up arrow. 13.5%
* The totals may not line up as each skill level is individually seasonally adjusted, while the total job vacancies series is seasonally adjusted separately. The direction in the change may not directly match the changes reported for the occupation groups as the skill levels are distributed across some occupation groups. The difference in the monthly changes for the skill level and the total vacancies is due to a decrease in the uncoded vacancies and the the larger percentage increases being distributed amongst the smaller data sets.

Over the year, job vacancies increased in all skill levels. The biggest increase was for semi-skilled (up 23.2 per cent), followed by unskilled (up 18.3 per cent) vacancies.

 

Figure 4: All Vacancies Index by skill level
Trend series (May 2007=100)

[image] Figure 4: Vacancies by skill level

Data table for figure 4

 

Fastest growing occupations

Over the year, the fastest growing occupations were (for managers) conference and event organisers, (for professionals) multimedia specialists and web developers, (for technicians and trades workers) air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics, (for community and personal services) hotel service managers, (for clerical and administration) other clerical and office support workers, (for sales) motor vehicle and vehicle parts salespersons, (for machinery drivers) other machine operators, and (for labourers) car detailers.

Table 4: Annual percentage change in advertised job vacancies*
  4-digit ANZSCO title
% change Jun
2015 to Jun 2016
Managers
1 Conference and Event Organisers 56%
2 Health and Welfare Services Managers 56%
3 General Managers 41%
4 Cafe and Restaurant Managers 38%
5 Supply and Distribution Managers 34%
Professionals
1 Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers 71%
2 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 56%
3 Social Professionals 5%
4 Public Relations Professionals 49%
5 Authors, and Book and Script Editors 48%
Technicians and Trades Workers
1 Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 116%
2 Roof Tilers 5%
3 Cabinetmakers 46%
4 Other Building and Engineering Technicians 45%
5 Sheetmetal Trades Workers 44%
Community and personal services
1 Hotel Service Managers 42%
2 Security Officers and Guards 38%
Clerical and administration
1 Other Clerical and Office Support Workers 103%
2 Keyboard Operators 44%
3 Personal Assistants 43%
4 Credit and Loans Officers 39%
5 Secretaries 3%
Sales
1 Motor Vehicle and Vehicle Parts Salespersons 2%
Machinery drivers and operators
 1 Other Machine Operators 5%
2 Other Mobile Plant Operators 33%
3 Other Stationary Plant Operators 32%
Labourers
1 Car Detailers 93%
2 Concreters 67%
3 Freight and Furniture Handlers 45%
Occupation titles are based on a 4-digit ANZCO classification.
Vacancies are summed over three months.
*See all the detailed occupation data.

Job vacancies increased all ten regions over the past month

Over the past month, the number of vacancies increased in all ten regions. The biggest increases were in Bay of Plenty (up 2.6 per cent), Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough/West Coast (2.1 per cent) and Manawatu-Wanganui/Taranaki (up 1.8 per cent). Canterbury had the smallest increase (up 0.1 per cent).

Table 5: All Vacancies Index by region, trend1 series (Aug 2010 = 100)
Region2
Monthly change
(May 16 - Jun 16)
Annual change
(Jun 15 - Jun 16)
Northand [image] Up arrow. 0.7% [image] Up arrow. 28.1%
Auckland [image] Up arrow. 1.2% [image] Up arrow. 29.7%
Bay of Plenty [image] Up arrow. 2.6% [image] Up arrow. 46.9%
Waikato [image] Up arrow. 1.6% [image] Up arrow. 28.1%
Gisborne/Hawke's Bay [image] Up arrow. 1.7% [image] Up arrow. 36.9%
Manawatu Wanganui/Taranaki [image] Up arrow. 1.8% [image] Up arrow. 24.7%
Wellington [image] Up arrow. 1.0% [image] Up arrow. 25.3%
Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough/
West Coast
[image] Up arrow. 2.1% [image] Up arrow. 36.9%
Canterbury [image] Up arrow. 0.1% [image] Up arrow. 7.7%
Otago/Southland [image] Up arrow. 1.7% [image] Up arrow. 21.7%
1 Longer time series for a five regions grouping. The values and directions of change reported in table 5 of this report may differ to table 1 in the five region report as the length of the data series is shorter (August 2010 compared with May 2007) and the seasonal adjustment process does not adjust for Easter.

 

Figure 5: All Vacancies Index by region,
Trend series (Aug 2010=100)

[image] Figure 5: Vacancies by region

Data table for Figure 5

Vacancies in Canterbury were steady over the past month

Vacancies in Canterbury were steady with growth of 0.1 per cent (see Table 5) over the past month. The increase was led by sales (up 2.4 per cent), followed by technicians and trades (up 1.5 per cent). The biggest decrease was for machinery drivers (down 2.1 per cent).

 

Figure 6: All Vacancies Index by occupation, Canterbury Region
Trend series (Aug 2010=100)

[image] Figure 6: Vacancies by occupation for Canterbury

Data table for Figure 6

 

Among the Canterbury industries, the largest increases were in education and training (up 1.4 per cent), and IT (up 1.3 per cent). The largest decrease was in construction and engineering (down 0.5 per cent).

 

Figure 7: All Vacancies Index by industry, Canterbury Region
Trend series (Aug 2010=100)

[image] Figure 7: Vacancies by industry for Canterbury

Data table for Figure 7

Revisions

Jobs Online is adjusted for seasonal variations. This may lead to noticeable revisions of previously published figures towards the end of the data series.

Table 6: Revisions summary – All Vacancies Index – trend
Month
All Vacancies Index
Monthly
Annual
Previously Published*
Revised
Previously Published*
Revised
Percentage change (%)
Feb 16 0.4% 0.6% 6.5% 6.5%
Mar 16 1.1% 1.3% 7.8% 7.8%
Apr 16 1.5% 2.0% 9.8% 10.3%
May 16 1.6% 2.4% 11.9% 13.4%

* Figures published last month.

For further information

For more information on Jobs Online, see the Background and Methodology report [PDF 905KB].

You can contact us at jobsonline@mbie.govt.nz.


Footnote

[1] The Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) assigns each occupation to one of five skill levels. Skill levels one, two and three are considered skilled, while positions at skill level four or five are considered low skilled or unskilled. For more details refer to the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.