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June’s Report on Jobs

Posted on July 15, 2016

This is a summary of the key points from the latest Report on Jobs for June which is compiled by Markit and sponsored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

Key points from the survey include: -

·         Permanent placements fall for the first time since 2012

·         Brexit concerns hit recruitment activity in June

·         Pay growth slows further

·         Candidate availability continues to deteriorate

Findings for June include a drop in permanent placements. The temp billings rise at a slower rate with the pay growth continuing to ease.

There is a further drop in candidate availability. We have also seen the slowest vacancy growth in over three years with higher demand signalled for both public and private sector vacancies. Average starting salaries for candidates placed in permanent jobs increased further during June. Hourly rates of pay for staff in temporary/contract employment rose further during June. That said, the latest increase was the least marked in three months. UK pay reviews have also led to disappointingly weak increases in pre-tax salaries during 2016.

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