Scottish Labour Market Update

The Change Recruitment Group monthly Scottish Labour Market Update, is compiled from sources including the Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs, produced by Markit, and live market research.

Foreword by Mark McFall, Group MD of Change Recruitment Group

“In May we once again saw a rise in the number of individuals placed across Scotland, although this was tempered by the fact that the rise month on month has begun to slow. The demand for skilled employees shows no signs of abating and this has begun to have an effect on salaries. Contrary to reports, Construction has been strong this month, closely followed by IT, Digital & Change.”

Market Summary

The recovery of the Scottish labour market continued in May, but that growth was only just ahead of April.   This slowed growth was evident within Permanent placements where a lack of availability of skilled individuals is apparent. Within the Temporary market the numbers of placements remains high.