This information is provided by the Bank of Scotland Markit Report on Jobs – the UK recruitment industry’s most comprehensive survey. And it makes for some pretty encouraging reading if you’re looking for a new job. Maybe not so good if you’re looking to hire!
** Marked growth of staff appointments - Permanent staff appointments rose at a strong and accelerated rate in April.
** Demand for staff remains very strong - Underpinning higher staff appointments was a further increase in vacancy levels during April.
** Sharp reduction in candidate availability - The availability of staff to fill positions declined sharply in April – the sharpest fall since October 2004
** Rising pay - Starting salaries rose at their fastest rate for almost seven years in April