The REC’s November Report on Jobs Outlook is out, outlining the skills and jobs that are in the greatest demand this month. The report shows that Engineering was the most in-demand category for permanent staff (closely followed by IT & Computing) and the slowest rise in demand was in the Hotel & Catering sector.
Construction slipped from 6th to 7th, trading places with Secretarial/Clerical which rose one place to 6th from October's report.
Temp & Contract Staff
Nursing/Medical/Care is in most demand for short-term roles, closely followed by Engineering.
- Nursing/Medical/Care (-)
- Engineering (-)
- Secretarial/Clerical (5)
- IT & Computing (-)
- Blue Collar (3)
- Accounting & Financial (-)
- Executive/Professional (9)
- Hotel & Catering (-)
- Construction (7)
Key permanent staff skills in demand include
Financial: Accountants, Audit, Banking, Compliance, Credit Control, Payroll, Risk, Tax.
Blue Collar: Drivers, Trades, Unskilled Staff.
Construction: Architects, Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Site Agents.
Engineering: Engineers, Quality Managers.
Executive/Professional: Advertising, Procurement, Solicitors
IT/Computing: Developers, Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Java, .Net, SQL, PHP, Web Designers
Nursing/Medical/Care: Care Workers, Nurses.
Other: Call Centre, Customer Service, Languages, Sales.
Key temp skills in demand include
Accountancy/Financial: Accounts, Transactional Finance.
Blue Collar: Forklift Drivers, LGV Drivers, HGV Drivers, Trades
Construction: Project Managers
Engineering: Engineers, Nuclear, Rail.
IT/Computing: Developers, IT Security, .Net, Oracle, SAP
Nursing/Medical/Care: Domiciliary Care, GPs
Other: Customer Service, Languages, Sales, Reprographics
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