The REC and KPMG report on jobs was published on the 8th November providing the most up to date, comprehensive guide to the UK labour market. Here is a summary of the findings:
- There were increases in both permanent placements and temporary billings in the month of October. Although easing since September, the rates of expansion remained considerable.
- Overall demand for staff rose at the fastest pace since June 2007.
- Starting salaries for successful permanent candidates rose further in October, with the rate of increase accelerating to the strongest since December 2007. Temp pay rates also rose.
- The strongest growth was signalled for Engineering workers, followed by construction staff and then IT & Computing employees.
A hugely positive report overall, with genuine good news for workers and the recruitment industry.