Monthly Jobs Summary Courtesy of Markit Economics

The latest report on jobs from Markit Economics, sponsored by KPMG LLP and the REC is showing further strong growth in permanent placements, continuing candidate shortages and accelerated salary growth.

Permanent staff appointments accelerated in April albeit at a slightly lower rate than the peak in February with vacancy levels also increasing.

The combination of job opportunities and candidate shortages is also driving up permanent salaries at the fastest rate since April 2007.

Candidate shortages are the most pronounced since October 2004 while the number of people placed in permanent employment continues to rise.

The trends shown above are mirrored by Delta Consultants and, while candidates are in short supply, it is mainly those with relevant post graduate work experience that are most in demand and where the major shortage is.

In the areas Delta Consultants recruit into, particularly scientific, we believe a lot of this can be traced back a number of years to when companies only looked for experience, and trainee vacancies were few and far between.

Consequently the number of younger candidates with a Biomedical Science background, for instance, and a few years in sales or applications are now at a premium and not in enough numbers to fill the available jobs.


Candidate West Midlands

After many good years in my previous role I felt that the time was right for a fresh challenge and I thought finding a new role might prove to be a big challenge.
This is where Delta came to my rescue. As specialists in scientific recruitment they understood my circumstances and were able to put my mind at ease right from the off. After initially submitting my CV for a position I saw on their website, they contacted me the next day to offer advice before contacting the company involved.
Ann & Debs guided me through the process from start to finish, offered help & advice at each step, from CV to interview.
The part that really impressed me was the constant communication; emails, telephone calls, they kept me updated almost daily with the progress of my application. Itís this personal & friendly touch that really helped put my mind at ease at what can be a very stressful time. After I was successful they still looked after me, sorting all the initial admin work out and even sending me a congratulatory card.
If youíre looking for top-notch recruiting consultants then look no further than Delta, without a doubt I can fully recommend them and, if the situation arises in the future I know who Iíll be going to!

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