Good year on year indicators from the Job Index.

 

The Reed Job Index for June has recorded another increase in new job vacancies. The monthly measure of conditions and trends in the UK jobs market indicates that although monthly growth fell back slightly (-4.8 per cent), annual job volume is growing steadily. In total, new vacancies have increased by 7.4 per cent year on year.

Global Recruiter 04 July 2012

 

It seems most employment sectors are posting more jobs than this time last year although motoring and automotive, health and medicine and social care roles are faring strongest, recording massive annual growth of 79 per cent, 66 per cent and 61 per cent respectively. The engineering sector is also particularly noteworthy, boasting the highest index score of all sectors (243) and enjoying 34 per cent annual growth.

“Following two months of encouraging figures, we can say with some confidence that the UK jobs market is in a significantly healthier position than it was this time last year,” says Martin Warnes, managing director at reed.co.uk, "Though month on month growth fell back slightly, largely due to the extended bank holiday period, broadly speaking, job opportunities are growing healthily across many sectors and in the vast majority of regions.”

Global Recruiter 04 July 2012