Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – September: London

Key points

  • Slower, but still sharp, growth in permanent placements
  • Pay inflation reaccelerates, with growth in temp rates at seven-year high
  • Ongoing sharp deterioration in candidate availability

Permanent placements rise robustly in September

September data showed a sixteenth straight monthly increase in permanent staff placements in the capital, with the rate of growth remaining marked despite having eased to a three-month low.

Temp billings growth ticks up

Growth in billings received from the employment of temporary staff quickened slightly in September, from a nine-month low in August. Nevertheless, as was the case in the previous month, the rate of growth in the capital was below that recorded at the UK level.


Staff Availability

Sharp decline in permanent candidate availability

Although easing for the second month in a row, the rate of deterioration in permanent candidate availability in the capital remained sharp and among the fastest seen over the series history.

Accelerated contraction in temp candidate supply

September saw a sharp deterioration in temporary candidate availability. That said, as was the case with the availability of permanent candidates, the rate of deterioration in temp availability in London was slightly slower than the UK-wide average.



Permanent salaries

The rate of growth of permanent starting salaries in London reaccelerated in September, having eased to a seven-month low previously.

Temp/contract pay rates

September’s survey showed the steepest increase in average hourly pay rates for temporary staff in seven years. The rate of increase in the capital was broadly in line with that recorded across the UK as a whole.


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