Results are in from the REC/KPMG’s Jan ’14 ‘Report on Jobs’

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This monthly guide to the UK labour market, which uses survey data provided by a select panel of recruitment consultancies (including yours truly), clearly reports continued increasing confidence from UK Employer’s.


At a glance:

  • Vacancies rise at fastest pace in almost 16 years!
  • Continued growth of both permanent and temporary hires (although rate of growth eases)
  • Employer’s favouring the use of freelance consultants before committing to permanent hires
  • Permanent salary growth virtually unchanged from December’s six-year high

Bernard Brown, Partner at KPMG, comments: “In a week showing improvements to UK construction figures and growth across the Eurozone manufacturing industry, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if other sectors begin to report peaks in performance.”

The REC’s Tom Hadley said: “The squeeze on people’s finances continues to dominate the news but this month’s data shows there is hope for workers. All regions around the country are seeing permanent starting salaries and hourly pay rates continue to grow driven by skills shortages across an ever growing range of sectors.”

Read the full report here