Permanent and temporary placements in Scotland rise again
Mon, 20 Feb 2012
Staff placements in both the temporary and permanent sectors in Scotland grew in January following declines in December, although rates of growth were still below long-term averages.
The Bank of Scotland’s ‘Report on Jobs’ also shows that salaries awarded to permanent hires fell for the first time in 13 months – although Aberdeen was the one city where they were up.
Four employment sectors saw a rise in the number of permanent vacancies in January, with IT & computing the most marked, followed by nursing, medical & care, executive & professional and engineering & construction.
Five sectors saw an increase in the number of contract staff taken on, with the fastest-growing sectors the same as on the permanent side, joined by engineering & construction, accounts & financial and hotel & catering, while the executive & professional sector posted the first fall in temp vacancies in 12 months.
The Labour Market Barometer included in the report remains higher than the UK-wide equivalent in the KPMG/REC ‘Report on Jobs’.