A second version of Cedefop’s skills online vacancy analysis tool for Europe (Skills OVATE) has been released. It presents insights and data on skills gathered from online job vacancies in 11 more EU countries to add to the seven already analysed.

Check out our short animated video which outlines the new additions and includes examples of what the tool does.

The countries added to the Skills OVATE database are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Sweden.

All EU Member States will be included in the tool by the end of this year, while the fully fledged version is set to be released at the end of 2020.

Skills OVATE complements Cedefop’s toolkit of already well-established sources of labour market intelligence, such as the European skills forecast, the European skills index, and the European skills and jobs survey.

These sources are used by policy-makers at EU and Member State levels to inform education and training and employment policies. They help countries keep their education and training systems in sync with rapid changes in the world of work.

Data for Skills OVATE were collected from several types of online job vacancy portals, including multinational portals, websites operated by public employment services, regional and local players and employers’ websites.