Marketing Recruitment Overview | London | Q2 2016 | James Johnston | Morgan McKinley UK

James Johnston from the Marketing Contract desk at Morgan McKinley London shares his Q2 Marketing Recruitment Update. For more details contact James on or (0)207 092 0171

This past quarter has proved the busiest and most successful of quarters over the last three years. We’ve had an increase in interim jobs, placements and major headway in bringing on new clients across financial services, commerce and industry and professional services.

Across each discipline, the need for marketing generalists has shrunk making way for an increase in specialist marketing and communication professionals. The biggest fluctuation in jobs has been with our global tech firms leading the way for digital marketing gurus as well as senior branding and campaign managers.

Marketing collateral roles such as RFP writers, presentations and DTP executives have dropped with clients opting for permanent employees instead. Financial services however has seen a spike in external comms or PR specialists due to the recent Brexit campaign, we should continue to see an increase in these roles over the summer.

Languages continue to play a vital part in both financial services (FS) and commerce and industry (C&I). This is unlikely to change, offering EU citizens the opportunity to contract in London.

We should continue to see an increase in our contract roles across our tech brands but are likely to see a dip in certain financial services roles. Although there’s quite a bit of uncertainty about what will actually happen in the market we still feel that most firms will continue to hire interim specialists for the rest of the year.