Chemical Engineer Vacancy Market – 18th August 2014

Each week CK Engineers will be trying to give you a picture of the state of one of the disciplines we work with, 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.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs 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.

This week’s summary is for week commencing 18th August 2014 for the past week and relates to Chemical Engineer vacancies posted on

  • CV Library
  • Monster
  • Reed
  • The Engineer
  • Just Engineers
  • LinkedIn.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 84 Chemical Engineer jobs were published in the last week, seeing a 6% rise overall. Looking at individual numbers, both areas see a rise with:

  • permanent picking up by 5% to 66 roles
  • contract requirements rise by a further 13% on last weeks growth, taking us to 18 vacancies.

However to show these numbers in some context, despite the rise, numbers for permanent vacancies are still down on 2 weeks ago, this is seemingly a more positive time for temporary roles which has seen growth of up to 50% over the same period – reaching joint 2nd highest throughout the 15 weeks of observation.

Is this a seasonal trend or will this see a re-balance between permanent & temporary requirements. We will continue to observe & report.

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