Executive/Professional was the most in-demand category for permanent staff in April, with Accounting/Financial in second place. The slowest growth was signalled for Hotel & Catering workers.
Nursing/Medical/Care led a broad-based expansion in demand for short-term staff during April. Secretarial/Clerical workers saw the next-strongest rise in demand, ahead of Blue Collar staff.
*Non-seasonally adjusted data. Prior to April 2013 Engineering/Construction was reported as a single category.
Data are presented in the form of diffusion indices whereby a reading of 50 indicates no change on the previous month. Readings above 50 signal stronger demand than a month ago. Readings below 50 signal weaker demand than a month ago.