Availability of permanent staff
Midlands-based agencies registered the steepest reduction in permanent candidate availability.
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.
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: