Tonight is the first regular season game for the NFL, featuring the New York Giants versus the Dallas Cowboys. For fun, we thought we'd pit these 2 teams (and cities) against each other in a different way and compare hiring demand in their respective metro areas.
Employers in the New York metro area consistently post the most job ads, so it's not surprising that this area would come out ahead of Dallas in hiring demand. Over the past 30 days, there were more than 284,000 job ads posted online in the New York area, compared to 114,000 available online in the Dallas metro. However, hiring demand in Dallas has grown much more than in New York. The number of job postings in the past 30 days was up 20% year-over-year in Dallas (versus the same 30-day period in 2011). In New York, the volume of ads increased just 9%.
Hiring Demand in New York, NY and Dallas, TX – 4 Year Hiring Trend
Let's see how the most in-demand occupations compare in each of these cities. Many of the occupations are on both lists, although they many be in a different order. Web Developers, Retail Sales and Retail Managers, Computer System Analysts, Registered Nurses, Customer Service Representatives, and Accountants appeared on both lists. Unique to New York were Marketing Managers, Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, and Software Engineers. Network & Computer Systems Administrators, Truck Drivers, and Computer Support Specialists are seen as in-demand careers in Dallas.
|10 Most In-Demand Occupations in New York||10 Most In-Demand Occupations in Dallas|
It's also interesting that all 10 occupations in Dallas grew in demand year-over-year, while Accountants and Computer System Analysts declined in New York. In Dallas the job that grew the most was Customer Service Representatives, and Software Engineers grew the most in New York.
We also looked at the most in-demand skills and saw that they were the same skills, appearing in the same order:
- Microsoft Office
- Project management
- Microsoft Powerpoint
- Sales experience
- Time management
The final comparison we decided to look at was the average posting period. On average, Recruiters in New York City leave job ads online for 41 days – or about 6 weeks. Dallas is close, with an average posting period of 40 days. The national average is 40 days, which means that Dallas is closer to national averages despite a faster growing job market.
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