Perm and temp jobs race ahead since summer, says Report on Jobs
Permanent and temporary job placements grew at their fastest pace since the summer, according to October’s Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)/KPMG ‘Report on Jobs’.
The data, published this morning, reveals growth was at its sharpest rate in four months for permanent staff placements and three months for temporary/contract staff.
Meanwhile, the availability of staff to fill both temporary and permanent job roles fell further in October.
The Midlands saw the biggest increase in demand for permanent staff during the month, followed by the North but in the South and London growth was at its weakest.
The sharpest rate of growth for temporary/contract staff was seen in the Midlands, with firms in the North reporting the weakest increase.
Accounting/financial remained the most sought-after category for permanent staff in October followed by IT & computing, while the slowest rise was reported for hotel & catering workers.
Once again nursing/medical/care retained top spot in terms of temporary/contract staff demand rankings, while the weakest increase was reported for executive/professional staff.