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Recruitment consultancies are requested to compare the demand for staff according to sector with the situation one month ago.


Permanent staff
Engineering staff topped the ‘league table’ in June, recording the strongest growth of the nine monitored categories. In second place was Nursing/Medical/Care. Hotel & Catering staff on the other hand saw only a modest rise in demand.

  Rank June 2016 Rank June 2015
Engineering* 1 61.4 (2) (68.4)
Nursing/Medical/Care 2 60.0 (1) (70.3)
Accounting/Financial 3

59.1

(5) (65.0)
IT & Computing 4 58.0 (4) (65.4)
Executive/Professional 5 57.1 (3) (66.4)
Construction* 6 56.6 (8) (58.6)
Secretarial/Clerical 7 56.4 (6) (63.3)
Blue Collar 8 55.6 (7) (59.2)
Hotel & Catering 9 51.5 (9) (56.8)

 

Temporary/contract staff
Nursing/Medical/Care workers saw comfortably the sharpest rise in vacancies during June, with Hotel & Catering staff in second place. The weakest growth was signalled for Executive/Professional staff.

  Rank June 2016 Rank June 2016
Nursing/Medical/Care 1 67.4 (1) (68.7)
Hotel & Catering 2 62.3 (9) (58.3)
Secretarial/Clerical 3 59.7 (3) (61.9)
Construction* 4 58.9 (6) (61.0)
Blue Collar 5 58.8 (4) (61.5)
Engineering* 6 57.9 (2) (64.8)
Accounting/Financial 7 56.8 (5) (61.1)
IT & Computing 8 52.8 (7) (60.6)
Executive/Professional 9 51.4 (8) (58.8)

 

*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.

The REC Report on Jobs is a monthly publication montly publication produced by Markit and sponsored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. The report features original survey data which provide the most up-to-date monthly picture of recruitment, employment, staff availability and employee earnings trends available.