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 the industry news that impacts you is essential.
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.
This weeks summary is for week commencing 14th July 2014 for the past week and relates to Chemical Engineer vacancies posted on:
- CV Library
- The Engineer
- Just Engineers
Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 81 Chemical Engineer jobs were published in the last week, which sees a drop of just 1% (and 1 vacancy) from last week. However this is where the twist comes in, its the reverse of the trend we had been seeing of permanent over temporary!
- Permanent jobs declined by 10% to just 63 vacancies
- Temporary jobs rose by 50% on last week to 18 vacancies.
To put this in perspective, temporary jobs have always been lower – this is the second highest level of temporary vacancies in the 10 weeks of running this observation. So we will continue monitoring next week to see if this trend continues or if the tendency reverts back to the norm.