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Engineering Jobs Market News – Sept 2016

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Permanent placements rise for second successive month...


Following on from the news in August that the UK jobs market had quickly returned to normal patterns following the BREXIT result; permanent hiring in engineering continued to grow. In a further boost the construction sector also reported an increase in permanent recruitment following two months of decline. 

 

Both the Engineering and Construction sectors reported growth in Contract Hires in August although demand eased slightly in construction.  

 

Key Points of Interest:

  • Permanent Hires rise again in September ; demand for staff continued to rise in September; with the pace of growth picking up to a three-month high. The strongest-performing category for permanent staff/hires was in Engineering.

  • Contract/Temp pay growth slowest since May 2013
     

Commenting on the latest survey results, REC Director of Policy Tom Hadley said 
“This month’s report contains further evidence that UK employers have shrugged off the initial shock of the BREXIT referendum result. Overall, permanent hiring is in growth for the second consecutive month. Even more encouraging is the growth in vacancies; consumer confidence and strong demand on businesses has ensured that hirers are creating new jobs.

 

Engineers most in demand: 
Permanent: Automotive Engineers

 

Acknowledgements: 
The Report on Jobs is a monthly publication produced by Markit and sponsored by the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and KPMG LLP.