Temporary and Permanent Placements are Both Continuing to Rise in January -

Temporary and Permanent Placements are Both Continuing to Rise in January

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG have released an update on their previous report they published in December 2012.

The key points of the report are:

  • Recruitment consultants saw an increase in permanent appointments for the fourth consecutive month
  • Temporary staff billing rises for the sixth-month running
  • Job vacancies have sharply risen since April 2011
  • The average starting salaries are on the increase for permanent placements
  • Temporary hourly pay has fallen slightly in January which is the first time in five months it has dropped

The report highlights some regional and sector variations, the region with the fastest growth of permanent placements in January was the North, second was the Midlands followed by London and the south.  All four UK regions showed growth within temporary billing workers.

Within the private sector, the demand for permanent staff shot up to a ten month high. Demand for temporary staff within the private sector dipped for the first time within a year.

In January the demand for temporary and permanent staff fell, with a sharp decline.  The most demanded field for permanent staff during January was for Engineering/Construction and IT. The weakest sector for permanent staff recorded was for Hotel & Catering workers, but this is a seasonal issue.

 

 

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