Permanent rises but what has happened to temporary vacancies?
Each week CK Engineers will be trying to give you a picture of the Chemical Engineers jobs market. Whether you are a Chemical Engineer looking for a new role or an employer seeking new Chemical Engineers to join your team, keeping up to date with industry news that impacts you is essential.
This week’s summary is for week commencing 13th October 2014 for the past week and relates to Chemical Engineer vacancies posted on CV Library, Monster, Reed, The Engineer, Just Engineers and LinkedIn.
Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 100 Chemical Engineer jobs were published in the last week, only a 2% decline. Although this doesn’t seem much change on last week, if you split it down, it becomes clear this is not the case.
Permanent vacancies took another 7% growth on last week to give the 2nd highest figure in the 22 week study to date (just 2 shy from the highest). In a complete opposing view, temporary vacancies saw a drop by 53%! This massive drop sees just 7 jobs across the last week and is a complete contrast to the massive rise (67%) of last week.
It is a real positive to see permanent vacancies returning to its peak, but with temporary vacancies yo-yoing on such a level, it is hard to see any trend or causing factors.
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* Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UK’s leading vacancy boards for how many Chemical Engineer jobs have been advertised within the last 7 days. Please bear in mind that there is likely to be some repetition across jobs boards and some duplicate posting but our goal is to build up a picture of trends over time.