Chemical Engineer Vacancy Market – 30th June 2014

This report is a special edition looking back over the last 2 weeks to allow for the miss in report last week.

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 weeks summary is for week commencing 30th June 2014 for the past 2 weeks 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 106 Chemical Engineer jobs were published in the last 2 weeks, giving us a low weekly average of 53 new jobs a week. This has seen an all time low since starting our observations with just 50% of jobs on the last report, with a loss of 44% on permanent roles and a massive 72% loss on temporary vacancies (although more dramatic for temporary due to lower average numbers).

This dramatic drop off is an unforeseen one with no external factors such as bank holidays or school breaks. However we have to acknowledge that the figures may be slightly skewed by some vacancies perhaps being removed after 7 days rather than 14. We will observe if this skew has been significant with next week’s figures or if there is a greater underlying trend.

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