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November 2016 Job Market Report

08 December 2016

Here is the November 2016 summary of the national jobs market survey. Badger Associates contibutes for our region and, generally, we are finding that the national findings are reflected locally. 

Staff appointments rise at faster pace

Permanent staff placements continued to rise in November, with the rate of growth quickening to its sharpest since February. Temporary/contract staff appointments also rose at a quicker pace, with the rate of growth reaching a seven-month high.

Demand for staff remains robust

The latest survey pointed to further strong demand for staff, with employee vacancies rising at steeper rates for both permanent and temporary roles.

Faster decline in candidate availability

The availability of staff for filling job vacancies continued to fall during November. Latest data pointed to the fastest decline in permanent staff availability for eight months, while temporary staff availability also dropped at a quicker rate.

Stronger rates of pay growth

The rate of growth in permanent starting salaries edged up to a six-month high in November. Short-term pay rates also continued to rise, and at the fastest rate since August.