June IT Jobs Report – Permanent Placements Grow Strongest in the North West

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June IT Jobs Report – Permanent Placements Grow Strongest in the North West

Staff placements continued to rise in the North, continuing a long period of growth. Although this growth is the slowest since February it still out paces the rest of the UK.

Key points from May:

  • Demand for permanent staff increases
  • Availability of candidates for both perm and temp jobs is maintained
  • Salary inflation remains robust but slows over the month

 


 

Rate of permanent/temporary placements expand, albeit slowly

Staff placements continued to rise in the North, continuing a long period of growth. Although this growth is the slowest since February it still out paces the rest of the UK.

However, permanent staff demand in the North of England rose at a slower rate than April, yet still maintained a growth above the national average.

Temporary vacancies in the North also saw a strong growth that was greater than the UK as a whole.

Candidate supply falls further

May saw a continued decrease in Permanent staff availability in the North, however the decrease was a weaker reduction than the UK average. There was a similar reduction in the availability of Temporary candidates but again it was a smaller reduction than the UK average.

Salaries continue to rise

Salaries in the North continued to rise in May, although it is not quite as buoyant as April was. There were healthy signs of higher average salaries being paid to newly recruited Permanent workers.

Pay rates for Temporary staff were moderated, there was little evidence of higher pay rates and wage inflation was at its lowest for seven months, well below the UK average.

Big News…average weekly earnings rise

The Office for National Statistics signalled that average weekly earnings across the UK rose 1.7% year on year to £574 in the first quarter of 2015. However this news is mixed for those in the North West where it saw a –1.9% decrease on the previous year to £520 per week.

Region by region

Growth of Permanent staff appointments in the UK eased in May and all regions experienced weaker increases, with the exception of the Midlands.

In conclusion

Permanent candidate availability fell in the UK for yet another month; there is certainly less candidate talent to choose from. Permanent pay, on the other hand, increased. Pay pressure was strongest in London and the Midlands, while rates of rise were weakest in the North and South.

Perm skills in short supply:

  • Business Analysts
  • Cloud
  • Oracle
  • .NET
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Java
  • Software Engineers

 

Temp skills in short supply:

  • Java
  • Developers

 

Note to candidates: If you have any of these skills and are looking for opportunities, then call us on 0161 905 1632. We might just have a position that will interest you

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