UK job market sees increase of permanent positions

A new survey has revealed that the recruitment of permanent staff has grown faster than it has done in two years.

According to, 400 job agencies were surveyed by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and consultancy KPMG. The figures showed that the number of vacancies and temporary placements has also seen a rise. The demand for staff is at a three year high and temporary employment is the highest it’s been for seven months.

The fastest growth has been in the London jobs market, followed by the northwest England and Scotland markets.

Partner and head of business services at KPMG, Bernard Brown, said: “We are still witnessing a cautious approach with many hanging on to the jobs they know, fearing the insecurity that comes with starting somewhere new. Yet, if the economy continues along its current path, it is likely that candidates will also step out in increasing numbers as the year goes on,” reports

The survey showed there has also been a rise in staff salaries too, with the rate of permanent staff salaries increasing faster than they have in almost two years, and temporary staff hourly rates of pay rising to the highest they’ve been in more than five years.

by Laura Varley on July 9, 2013

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