Manpower Employment Outlook Survey – Q2 2015

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is the most comprehensive, forward-looking employment survey of its kind. It’s used as a key economic indicator by the Bank of England, UK Government and the European Commission; and asks 2,100 UK employers if they intend to hire additional workers or reduce the size of their workforce in the three months to the end of June 2015.

The Q2 2015 report, released on 10 March 2015, identified a surprise hiring spike planned in the public sector, whilst the private sector reported a “wait and see” approach to recruitment. The fall in oil price showed signs of hitting Scottish jobs, whereas Utilities firms predicted their strongest hiring intentions for eight years with the renewed emphasis on value and switching driving investment in customer service operations.

Take a look at our Manpower Employment Outlook Survey infographic for a snapshot of “where the jobs are” for Q2 2015 or watch our YouTube video for a quick walk through this quarter’s results. For a more detailed breakdown of the results for your region or sector, take a look at the factsheet or download a copy of the results brochure.

Regional Factsheets

East of England

East Midlands


Northern Ireland

North East

North West


South East

South West


West Midlands

Yorkshire and Humberside

The next Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is due for release on 09 June 2015. If you’d like to receive a copy of the results, click here to submit your contact details.