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The business or job you should start in 2019

George Brown 7th Jan 2019 One Comment

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Looking at the year ahead, with all of the uncertainty around Brexit sure to cause problems for a lot of people, it is always worth trying to understand where opportunity may lie and what kind of job you could move into over the next 12 months.

We have already created article which provides an in-depth look into which industries are due to grow over the next 12 months and beyond, which you can read by clicking here.

However, what about specific jobs? And the roles that will be the most in demand in the years ahead?

Knowing may be important, not just because of the threat of businesses cutting jobs but the thread of automation and machines replacing people in the service sector.

Fortunately, the UK’s leading local services marketplace, Bark.com, has analysed data from more than 400,000 British businesses and three million job requests, to reveal which businesses  and jobs roles will be the most in demand in 2019.

Dog and pet grooming tops the list, with only 20% of job requests finding a professional on average across the country, indicating there is not enough supply in the sector.

Sectors with demand and average job price

best job 2019

  1. Dog and pet grooming – £34.16
  2. Dog training – £99
  3. Catering – £700
  4. Gardening – £18/hr
  5. Personal training – £30/hr
  6. Wedding car hire – £295
  7. Marquee hire – £925
  8. House cleaning – £13/hr
  9. Hypnotherapy – £75
  10. DJ – £235

Dog and pet grooming is the most underserviced sector in the UK according to the data, with just 20% of job requests being answered on average.

Dog training is closely followed with a 33% response rate.

It’s estimated that there are 8.9 million pet dogs in the UK* with the UK pet care market valued at £4.4 billion**.

The average dog and pet groomer can do six jobs a day. Following a standard five-day work week, a pet groomer can make £1,024.80 before tax per week.

Courses in pet grooming start at £1200 on average and can be obtained via City & Guilds.

You can also find the best resources for finding dog owners, using the expert advice from MoneyMagpie.com, simply click on the article below to discover how to start making money with our four legged friends.

Make £60 an hour while getting fit as a professional dog walker 

Bark.com co-founder, Kai Feller said,

“We wanted to create something useful for the public with our insight and data, and a list of the sectors that need more professionals was an obvious choice for us, considering what we do. The pet market is huge in the UK, we’re a real nation of dog lovers, so I’m not surprised there’s an abundance of customers in the space, however there is obviously a shortage of professionals.

“Being self-employed and a sole trader has some amazing benefits, but it can be a big risk to take. I think the list encompasses enough sectors where most people will be able to read it and think ‘yes, I could do that’. Hopefully next year we’ll see an even bigger rise in small businesses!”

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5 years ago

Useful article for business in 2019.

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