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Table 2 Distribution of key characteristics in student jobs and in flexible jobs

From: Are student jobs flexible jobs? Using online data to study employers’ preferences in Slovakia

  Student jobs Non-student jobs Flexible jobs Traditional jobs
Auxiliary worker 12.4 3.6 15.5 2.5
Qualified labourer 22.4 15.3 29.4 13.8
Administrative worker 19 11.9 15.2 12.1
Qualified technical worker 13.4 23.4 10.2 24.5
Qualified non/technical worker 23.7 27.2 22.2 27.6
Lower and middle management 8.8 17.1 7.2 17.8
Top management 0.3 1.7 0.3 1.8
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.7
Mining, quarrying and manufacturing 15.6 14.1 19.1 13.5
Construction 1.8 2.8 2.5 2.7
Wholesale and retail, transportation and storage, accommodation and food 29.8 24.1 32.9 23.3
Information and communication 8.9 13.5 5.2 14.3
Financial and insurance activities 5.7 6.2 4.4 6.4
Professional, scientific, technical, administrative and support service activities 33.5 34.9 28.8 35.7
Public administration, education, social work activities 3 2.9 4.4 2.7
Other services 1.4 0.9 2 0.7
Mean minimum educationa 3.3 5 3.5 5.1
Mean maximum educationa 7.3 7.1 6.6 7.2
Experience 13.2 31.6 16.2 32.4
No skills 32.9 25.9 47.9 23.2
Administrative skills 8.6 8.1 9 8
Computer skills—user 36.9 35.7 30.7 36.6
Computer skills—programmer 5.8 4.3 3.2 4.7
Computer skills—administrator 1.1 1.8 0.6 1.9
Language skills 53.5 63.7 38.5 66.6
Agency offer 31.9 42 34.4 42.3
Mean minimum salary (euro per month) 728 1050 629 1103
Bratislavský region 40.9 43.5 37.7 44.3
Banskobystrický 5.4 4.7 6.4 4.5
Žilinský 6.7 5.8 7.8 5.6
Trenčiansky 5.8 5.7 6.7 5.5
Trnavský 7.8 6.8 9.1 6.5
Nitriansky 7.2 6.8 8.4 6.6
Prešovský 6.1 4.4 6.6 4.2
Košický 7.2 6.8 7.6 6.7
Slovakia—not specified 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1
Abroad 10.0 12.4 6.9 13.1
  1. aMean minimum and maximum education is not a distributional value, but the mean value from the educational scale: 1—primary, 2—secondary school student, 3—secondary without leaving certificate, 4—secondary with leaving certificate, 5—university student, 6—higher professional education, 7—BA, 8—MA, 9—PhD
  2. bSalary was recalculated per month and in euros. We applied cut-off points 10–9999 for minimum salary and 10–50,000 for maximum salary
  3. cDue to the possibility of multiple assignments of positions to occupational groups, sector and skills, the number of observations analysed for occupational group is 709,552, for sector 654,335, for skills 688,747 and for regions 580,587. The calculation of wages is based on N = 58,289 due to the large number of missing values. For all other categories, N = 493,853