The market is candidate led, with vast numbers of professionals all competing for the same role, even for specialist and senior level opportunities.
The compliance season and plans for Brexit were the major influences on the tax market in Q3 of 2018.
After a strong Q3 of hiring Procurement professionals, the end of 2018 is expected to remain busy as businesses continue to look for cost savings and make plans for Brexit.
As banks face new legislations, there has been a significant rise in technical and specialist Accounting & Finance roles in financial services throughout Q3.
Organisations need to compromise in terms of skills when it comes to selecting Office Support professionals otherwise they risk missing out on strong candidates.
Hiring in marketing and communications is showing no sign of relenting as organisations continue to place an emphasis on their external and internal communications.
After a slow start to summer, hiring picked up significantly with a particular focus on VP level roles and above. Banks also continue to move resources away from the capital.
With just six months until the Brexit deadline, plans for necessary changes are finally being acted on at an operational level and banking recruitment agencies are seeing a rise in vacancies.
In what is normally a slow time of the year, compliance recruitment over the summer of 2018 was buoyant, both for contract and permanent professionals.