The job market in July was particularly buoyant, with 8.7 per cent more vacancies available than the previous month, recruitment data from the UK Labour Market Indices (LMI) shows.
The LMI, compiled by interdealer broker and risk and information firm ICAP, showed that recruitment in the public sector was particularly strong, with permanent vacancies rising by 34 per cent and temporary roles by 19 per cent in the period May to July.
Medical and nursing jobs also had a strong growth, writes recruiter.co.uk, growing by 31 per cent in the quarter for permanent positions. Temporary jobs however, dropped 22 per cent. Social Care also experienced strong permanent vacancy growth.
All in all, public and government jobs were found to be in their strongest position since the 2010 general election.
Logistics, distribution and supply chain roles were did well in the three months May to July, for both permanent and temporary offers, rising 19 per cent and 28 per cent respectively.
Retail was the strongest temporary job market overall for the period, with vacancies up 51 per cent.
Business website 4-traders.com adds that demand for all jobs was strong as well, with a 6.4 per cent increase in applications per vacancy reported for July.
Category: Recruitment sector news
Author: Chris Taylor
Date Written: 15 August 2012