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about 5 years ago by Helen Doughty

Staff Availability April 2015

Staff Availability Chart   May 2015

Availability of permanent staff 


The availability of candidates for permanent roles continued to deteriorate in April. The latest fall was the sharpest since last November, with around 41% of panellists reporting lower availability versus 9% noting
an improvement.

Midlands-based agencies registered the steepest reduction in permanent candidate availability. 

Availability of temp/contract staff

The rate of decline in temporary/contract staff availability remained marked in April. Panellists reported that skill shortages were evident for a range of occupations.

Temporary/contract staff availability was down in each of the four English regions, with the sharpest drop indicated in the Midlands. 

Key permanent staff skills reported in short supply:

Accountancy/Financial: Accounts, Audit, Compliance, Finance, Risk, Treasury. Blue Collar: Drivers, Semi-skilled Machine Operatives. Construction:Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Site Managers. Engineering: Automotive, CAD, Engineers.

Executive/Professional: Management, Marketing, Media Solicitors. Hotels/Catering: Chefs. IT/Computing: Business Analysts, C++, Developers, Digital, Java, Linux, .Net, PHP, Sharepoint, SQL.Nursing/Medical/Care: Care Workers, Nurses. Secretarial/Clerical: Admin, Junior Office, PAs. Other: Estate Agents, Export, Sales, Teachers.

Key temp skills reported in short supply:

Accountancy/Financial: Audit, Compliance, Treasury. Blue Collar: Bricklayers, Drivers, Electricians, Forklift, Joiners, Machine Operatives. Engineering:Aerospace, Automotive, Engineers. IT/Computing: Business Intelligence, Digital, Java, PHP, SQL. Nursing/Medical/Care: Care Workers.Secretarial/Clerical: Admin, PAs. Other: Sales, Teachers, Telemarketers.