The number of UK job opportunities is rising, according to a new survey. Image courtesy of: renjith krishnan/freedigitalphotos.net
UK job opportunities have risen dramatically in the past month, according to the Reed Job Index
The month saw the second biggest month-on-month increase for nearly two years, with a seven percent increase on September’s figures.
This has reversed the overall Q3 decline in job demand and brought job opportunities back in line with Q1 of this year.
Employer demand was also up, at 29 percent above the baseline set in December 2009, when the Index was first introduced.
Demand for new staff also increased by 10 points across core job sectors, including a 16 percent in the IT industry, and increased across all 12 UK regions. Demand in London rose significantly, falling just short of February’s record high.
Public sector demand is still down but was up nine points on the previous month.
Martin Warnes, MD of Reed.co.uk, said: "Job demand across the country has recovered strongly across nearly all areas of the private sector compared to the previous quarter.
"We do need to be careful not to get carried away by one month's figures, especially as this increase only brings us back to the level of demand for new staff that the UK was experiencing in the Spring. Nevertheless, the rise suggests a return of employer optimism to a level not seen for the last eight months."