Chemical Engineer Vacancy Market – 01/09/2014

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 1st September 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 85 Chemical Engineer jobs were published in the last week, seeing a small rise of 10%. Breaking it down between the two areas:

  • permanent continues to sit within the 60 bracket with 65 vacancies in the last week, which is just 3% on last week
  • temporary continues growth reaching the joint highest level of 20 vacancies (last seen mid June), which is a 43% increase on last week.

With people returning to school and work it will be interesting to see if September sees a kick start for permanent vacancies. On the flip side, it will be interesting to see if the contract market stays high or possibly even grows.

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