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Scotland’s Report on Jobs finds contractor pay rates increase for second consecutive month

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More good news comes from the latest Bank of Scotland jobs report, showing that contractor placements, as well as permanent, have continued to grow during last month.

The last Bank of Scotland’s Report on Jobs revealed that temp billings had seen reasonable growth, as well as experiencing an increase on hourly pay rates.  This most recent report has shown continued good news – that demand for contractors is at a three-month high.

According to the latest Report on Jobs, which surveys over 100 recruitment and employment consultants, contractor demand grew at the fastest pace since January.

Once again, the nursing/medical/care sector saw the strongest demand, with engineering & construction and IT & computing coming second and third.

Just as the previous report found that hourly rates of pay increased, the same has been reported in the latest survey, showing an increase for the second consecutive month.

Donald MacRae, Chief Economist at Bank of Scotland, said of the findings, “April’s Barometer rose for the second month in a row to the highest level of 2013. 

“Both the number of people placed into permanent and temporary jobs rose while vacancies increased in the month.

“These results provide further evidence for the Scottish economy beginning to demonstrate a more robust recovery.”

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