The latest run down on May's Report on Jobs....

5th Jun 2015

The Report on Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends.

The main findings for May are:

  • Permanent placements growth eases...

Permanent staff placements continued to rise in May. However, the rate of expansion moderated to a four-month low. This mirrored an easing in growth of available vacancies for permanent staff, with the latest increase the slowest in 2015 so far.

  • Salary/Rate growth cools, but is still strong...

Starting salaries for people placed into permanent jobs increased further in May. Although easing from April’s nine-month high, the rate of growth remained strong overall. Contractor hourly pay rates rose further, albeit at the slowest pace since January.

  • Candidate availability remains tight...

The industry reported continued difficulties regarding the availability of suitable staff for permanent roles in May. Contractor availability also fell sharply, with the latest drop the fastest in seven months.

 

The Report on Jobs is a monthly publication produced by Markit and sponsored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG LLP.
The report features original survey data which provide the most up-to-date monthly picture of recruitment, employment, staff availability and employee earnings trends available.