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SIA figures highlight Morson as the UK’s leader in engineering recruitment


​Morson Group has been named the largest and number one engineering recruitment firm in the UK in recently released figures. Morson also retained its position as the 7th largest staffing firm overall, with SIA valuing the UK staffing market at £30.9billion in 2020.

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) has shared its latest Largest Engineering Staffing Firms in the UK report, based on staffing revenue generated by the 12 largest engineering recruiters in the country, with Morson Group topping the table.

It defines ‘staffing revenue’ as revenue generated from the provision of temporary workers to business clients, as well as direct hires, permanent placements and from ‘temp to hire’.

As well as being a leader in engineering recruitment, Morson Group also retained its position as the 7th largest staffing firm overall, with SIA valuing the UK staffing market at £30.9billion in 2020.

According to the data, engineering staffing accounts for 24% of the total UK professional staffing market, with the segment only behind IT in terms of market size.

Revenue in the engineering segment of the UK staffing market decreased by 24% in the 12 months analysed [2020] to a value of £3.9billion, but despite this, Morson Group’s market share increased to 19%, from 16% in the 12 months prior, demonstrating its dominance in the sector, with its next nearest competitor accounting for 8% market share.

Ged Mason, CEO of Morson Group, said:

Though this has been a particularly difficult trading period for many, the Government giving important or critical engineering and construction sectors the green light to continue through the lockdowns enabled us to capitalise on what quickly became a candidate-driven market.

“Clients required niche and volume talent to deliver some of the largest infrastructure projects in the country, and we were able to source it using our extensive networks and our collection of innovative products and services, which have demonstrated to customers that we’re on the pulse of specialist industries such as nuclear, aviation and rail.

“The publishing of these figures from the SIA further strengthens our position as the leading talent solutions specialist in STEM and engineering, with our market share more than double our nearest counterpart. And as we look ahead to the next 12 months, we’ll remain a constant source of support and consultancy for clients seeking to add the very best skillsets to their teams.”

As the leader in engineering recruitment Morson exists to solve challenges. Each of our service lines has been purposefully developed in response to our client’s needs.

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About the SIA

SIA is the Global Advisor on Staffing and Workforce Solutions
Founded in 1989, Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labour. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem, including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers,
payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.