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April's Report on Jobs

Posted on May 13, 2016

This is a summary of the key points from the latest Report on Jobs for April which is compiled by Markit and sponsored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Key points from the survey include: -

  • Permanent placements increase at slowest pace since September 2015
  • Temp billing growth is at a 13-month high
  • National Living Wage drives sharpest rise in pay since mid-2007
  • Average starting salaries for people placed in permanent jobs increased further in the South during April.

The South West seems to be continuing to mirror the above with some employers holding back on permanent recruitment at the moment which is possibly as a result of uncertainty around a possible Brexit. Cathedral Appointments have had an increased amount of temporary bookings being registered as employers look to fill short term gaps rather than recruit permanently.

The main demand for permanent staff currently remains in Accounting, Executive and IT, with temporary demand for administration and secretarial type roles.

Permanent staff that are in short supply include: Accountancy, Construction, Financial Services, Engineering, Marketing and IT.

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