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Contractors in high demand, with construction and engineering sectors leading the way

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The latest report from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has revealed great news for contractors, with figures showing that there has been an upturn in temporary vacancies and placements, with some notable sector hotspots.

The recent Monthly Trends report from the APSCo, has stated that the recent GDP figures – which have shown rises of 0.3% and just three weeks ago 0.6% – have fuelled the beginnings of a real recovery in the professional jobs market.

According to the online recruitment data within the report, there was a 69% increase in property and construction contract job vacancies advertised during June across the UK.

The ASPCo report also found that the engineering sector, fuelled by the increase in energy projects, is continuing to perform strongly showing a 17% month on month increase in permanent roles and a 22% increase in contract roles.

Talking about the construction and engineering sectors, Ann Swain Chief Executive of APSCo, said, β€œIt is encouraging to see such an upswing in a sector that has suffered so much in the last few years

The ongoing resilience of the engineering sector is obviously being driven by the huge increase in activity in the upstream oil and gas arena but as this is a global industry, the UK does have to compete heavily for talent with other locations – all of which need the same skill sets.”

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