The latest KMPG/REC Report on Jobs for June has recently been published and it contains very positive results if you are looking for a new role. Overall the demand for both permanent and temporary staff has continued to grow across all industrial sectors with the greatest demand for new staff coming in the engineering field..
It is particularly interesting across the engineering industries to see the growth in permanent vacancies continue to outstrip the growth in temporary roles, though demand in both areas remains very strong, once again demonstrating the confidence to invest in new staff in our industry. The main regions where growth in vacancies has pushed ahead has been the in the Midlands followed closely by London and the South East.
However as a consequence of the increase in vacancies across the engineering sector and the reduction in the numbers unemployed there has been a tightening in the labour market with a great reduction in the number of candidates available for employment in engineering particularly in the South East. This has been mirrored by an increase in pay pressure, both in the permanent and temporary fields, and we are now starting to see salaries within the engineering sector increase at above inflation rates.
Overall this is very positive news if you are looking for a new role, however it once again highlights the need for organisations who are recruiting to be aware of the need to offer competitive packages to ensure they can attract the highest calibre candidates for their vacancies.
Click here to contact Liam O’Connell, Operations Director at the CK Group to discuss this report in more detail