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The recruitment industry survey tracks both the average salaries awarded to people placed in permanent jobs each month, as well as average hourly rates of pay for temp/contract staff.

Permanent salaries

Starting salaries for people placed in permanent jobs increased further during March. The rate of growth was strong, having accelerated to a four-month high. Around one-quarter of panellists reported a rise in salaries during the latest survey period, citing competition for scarce candidates. 

The fastest growth of permanent salaries was recorded by consultancies in the North. 

Temp/contract pay rates

Hourly rates of pay for staff in temporary/contract employment continued to rise in March. The latest increase was the fastest in three months, having accelerated from February’s 33-month low. 

The North saw the sharpest increase in temp pay, while the weakest growth was indicated in the Midlands.