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In the week the Chancellor George Osbourne spoke of “Global economic headwinds for the UK Economy” there was good news for Engineers in the job market.
Demand for staff continued to rise; both the Engineering and Construction sectors in February according to the Jobs survey by Markit.
The biggest increase in demand was for contract staff in the Construction Sector after three consecutive of falling demand.
Demand for Permanent Engineers increases
The demand in the engineering sector increased in to its highest level in 6months.
Demand for Contract Engineers increases
Demand for contract engineers was also very positive and increasing at the highest rate for 3months.
For Engineers key points of interest in the February were:
Demand for both permanent and contract engineers continues.
An increase in demand for permanent engineers in the construction sector.
Demand for contract engineers in the construction sector at a Seven month high.
Engineers most in demand
Permanent: Design Engineers
Contract: Design Engineers
Commenting on the latest survey results, REC chief executive Kevin Green said:
“In June, the EU referendum carries a very real risk that business confidence will be curtailed and investment in hiring could falter. It’s vital that we have an informed debate about the impact the referendum might have on jobs, both in the short and long term”
The Report on Jobs is a monthly publication produced by Markit and sponsored by the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and KPMG LLP.