The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is a leading source of research and insight on the professional recruitment sector in the UK. Its data and analysis are widely used by recruitment firms, Government, employer organisations and economists to help identify and assess the trends in professional talent that are critical to the UK’s broader economic success.

All APSCo research is free to members and designed to add real business value.

Recruitment Trends Snapshot

APSCo's Recruitment Trends Snapshot, produced in partnership with Bullhorn, offers a monthly overview of percentage changes in overall vacancies and placements, both contract and permanent on a monthly basis. It also gives figures on percentage changes in average salaries and sales revenue from placements. All of our snapshot reports can be found here.

Regional and Sector Reports

APSCo has partnered with Trusted Partners Vacancysoft and Broadbean Technology to produce regional and sector report series free to APSCo members.

The data presented in these regional and sector reports are based on recent vacancies posted on thousands of company websites and the world’s largest network of job boards which have been analysed by our Trusted Partners to identify key trends and activity for APSCo members. They can be downloaded here.

Quarterly Reports Digest

A quarterly round up of research and reports pertinent to the professional staffing sector that you might have missed. Download our quarterly digests here.

The Recruitment Index

This annual benchmarking report is produced in conjunction with Saffery Champness and looks at the performance of the UK recruitment sector across a number of metrics allowing you to benchmark your performance against your peers. You can download all editions here

UK Recruitment Diversity & Inclusion Index 2021

Produced in collaboration with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) in order to better understand the level of diversity within the UK recruitment sector. The full report can be downloaded here.

Women in Recruitment Report 2021

Produced with the aim of building an accurate picture of what our workforces look like today, and track gender diversity progress both within our own organisations and across the entire sector. Download the report here.

The Role of Advisers in the Recruitment Sector

A report looking at how recruitment businesses can benefit from objective analysis and how to go about identifying and finding the right advisor. Download the report here.

Brexit Impact Report

To help us with our programme of meetings with MPs back in 2020, we asked recruitment firms for feedback in order to ascertain the potential impact on talent. Download the report here.

COVID Impact Reports

A series of reports produced to help with our work with BEIS during the pandemic. They can be viewed here.

AI & Automation

In January 2020, we launched an AI & Automation survey with the Global Recruiter Magazine to find out how recruitment firms were responding to new technology in the world of work, what tools they were using and how they were responding to ensure that the ‘human touch’ is not lost. You can download the survey report here.