50 days, about 7 weeks: this is the average “life” of a job vacancy on the web. Analyzing WollyBi data on active vacancies at national level in the last 12 months (March 2017-February 2018) this is the first evidence: from the moment where a vacancy is posted to the moment where it ends passes, on average, just over a month and a half.
Specifically, how many weeks are job vacancies published on the web?
About one vacancy over 5 remains posted online less than 3 weeks, and a non-negligible share of them have a very short life: 7% of total job offers last less than a week. 25% of the vacancies, i.e. one over 4, remain active between 3 and 6 weeks. However, it is more likely that a vacancy lasts 7 or 8 weeks: one every 3 has this duration. Among the job vacancies that remain online longer, most “survives” on the web for more than 15 weeks: a period, therefore, over three and a half months.
A vacancy referring a job offer in Sicily remains active, on average, 10 days less than a job to Valle d’Aosta. Moving from the north to the south of the country, the average duration tends to decrease. Examining the regional data, the main exceptions are, on the one hand, Trentino Alto Adige (48 days of average duration) and, on the other side, Molise (54 days). On provincial level, Gorizia, Isernia, Campobasso and La Spezia are the areas that highlight the highest values (56 days average duration of the announcements), while Naples, Pescara, Latina and Forlì-Cesena are the lowest (45 -46 days).
Does the duration vary also with respect to the sector of the job vacancy?
The average life of job vacancies on the web for the services sector is significantly lower: only 43 days. Following, the commercial sector (average duration of 48 days) and industry (50 days). The average duration of the job vacancies is higher in Agriculture (68 days) and Construction sector (71 days). For the three sectors that collect the major number of vacancies – industry, services and commerce – the detail of the weeks of publication, illustrated by the following chart, confirms the mentioned trends.