Permanent Staff in Highest Demand for 16 Years

A report out this week has shown that the number of permanent roles filled in the UK grew in April compared to the previous month –with the demand for permanent staff rising at its fastest rate in 16 years. Growth in demand for temporary staff remained substantial, almost matching the fifteen and a half year peak from January. The placement of temporary staff increased at its fastest rate since July 2013.

However, the availability of permanent candidates in the South has fallen again for the tenth month in a row – the availability of temps has experienced its fastest drop since October 2000 having had eased out in March 2014.

The rate of salary inflation for newly placed permanent staff in the South of England has accelerated further in April – reaching its highest mark since July 1988. The latest increase remained stronger than the UK average. Also, the pay rates for temp staff in the South increased in April but not by much although the salary has remained strong in comparison to previous temp staff salaries.

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