There were five key industries that enjoyed the lion’s share of activity in 2018, contributing to more than 48% of year-on-year job ad growth.
While Trades & Services continued to occupy the top spot, largely due to increased demand for automotive trades and electricians, the Mining, Resources & Energy industry slipped from second place in 2017 to fourth place last year.
Demand for mining is growing by approximately half the rate of 2017. We’re still seeing growth in demand for mining, but the relative size of the healthcare industry has allowed it to leapfrog the mining sector, with respect to contribution to growth.
Healthcare & Medical came in third place (compared to fourth in 2017) while Information & Communication Technology recorded even greater demand, reaching second place – a significant leap from tenth position the year before.
Meanwhile, Hospitality & Tourism claimed the fifth spot, up from seventh in 2017.