Increased demand in IT, engineering and construction
The Monster Employment Index for August shows a 1% increase, indicating that online demand for all types of workers in the UK including contractors, is on the up again. The core contracting disciplines of IT, engineering, construction and interim management, marketing and finance all show an increase, which – in the case of IT and engineering – has been sustained for three months. Annual growth for the Monster Employment Index UK was measured at 19% in August, matching the rate seen in May and June and reflecting a steady long term improvement in hiring conditions. Scotland led all regions in rate of monthly gain, increasing by 4% in August.
Monster UK & Ireland MD Julian Acquari commented, “Through the second quarter there was positive news in the economy, including an uptick in manufacturing and construction as well as a rise in consumer spending. The steady 19% annual growth rate suggests conditions are widely improved from a year ago.”