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Naukri Job Speak April 2015 - National Press Release

May 12 2015

India Inc. Hiring Sentiment moves up by 9% in April 2015 over April 2014, says Naukri JobSpeak

  • The demand for IT-Software professionals saw a Y-o-Y growth of 26% whereas that for IT-Hardware professionals registered a Y-o-Y decline of 4%
  • The BFSI sector registered a  Y-o-Y growth of 75% in April 2015
  • Auto and Real Estate industries witnessed a decline in hiring activity in April&rsquo15 over April&rsquo14
  • Among the metros, Bangalore recorded the maximum increase in hiring activity and stood at a Y-o-Y growth of 20%

New Delhi, May 12, 2015:
The Naukri Job Speak Index for the month of April 2015 stood at 1736recording a 9% increase in hiring activity over April 2014. Apart from BFSI, which led the pack with the maximum Y-o-Y growth, Accounting and IT-Software industries registered a Y-o-Y growth of 27% and 22% respectively in the April&rsquo15 index. Among the metros, Bangalore recorded the maximum Y-o-Y growth. Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai witnessed a Y-o-Y increase in hiring activity in the range of 17-18%.

V. Suresh, Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, said, &ldquoThe Job market continues to sustain the momentum gained in February and March 2015. This growth is predominantly driven by sectors viz., Information Technology, Banking and Financial services. Looks like good times are ahead for jobseekers as there is a huge war for high quality talent in some of these sectors.&rdquo

Industry wise Analysis:
Besides BFSI, Accounting and IT-Software industries which led the growth charts,

  • The Healthcare and Pharma industries witnessed a Y-o-Y growth of 9% and 3% respectively.
  • IT-Hardware and Retail industriesrecorded a marginal growth of 3% in April&rsquo15 over April&rsquo14
  • The growth in Telecom and Auto industries remained stable in the Apri&rsquo15 index
  • Core sectors such as Construction/Engineering and Oil and gas registered a Y-o-Y decline in hiring activity in the range of 4-5%

City Wise Analysis:
All metro cities registered an increase in hiring activity in April 2015 in comparison toApril 2014

  • As mentioned above, Bangalore has taken the lead in hiring activityin the April&rsquo15 index, followed by Pune and Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai
  • Kolkata also witnessed a Y-o-Y growth of 4% in April 2015 over April 2014
  • Delhi-NCR registered the lowest Y-o-Y growth rate in hiring activity among metros to the tune of 3%

Functional Area Analysis:

  • The demand for professionals in Banking &Insurance and IT-Softwaresaw a Y-o-Y growth of30% and 26% respectively in April&rsquo15 overApril&rsquo14
  • The demand for professionals in HR grew by 9% Y-o-Y in April 2015
  • In contrast, the demand for professionals working in IT- Hardware and Pharma saw a Y-o-Y decline of 4% and 5% respectively in the April&rsquo15 index

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