The Neaves & Neat Employment Index 2020 aims to measure confidence in the East Anglia employment market since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. The index
reports on professionals’ confidence in businesses across the region, in demand skills sets and hiring patterns before, during the pandemic and in the future.
Firstly, the story of a growing East Anglia as 79.3% of the businesses are anticipating an increase in requirement to hire people in science, technology and engineering roles
over the next 6 months. This statistic is supported by additional information from the Neaves & Neat internal data which indicates a 10% increase in the number of scientific, technology and engineering roles with 51.6% of survey respondents currently hiring for jobs in these sectors.
Second, the majority of businesses in Cambridgeshire (68%) are confident their businesses will grow over the next 12 months. Perhaps some of the most compelling data shows that only 13% of those surveyed were concerned about the stability of their job over the next twelve months. Furthermore, 68% of those surveyed across Cambridge, Suffolk and Norfolk are widely comfortable with their current working arrangement.