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UK – Temp salaries stable giving “glimmer of hope”

27 July 2012

New research today shows that average salaries for temporary workers in June increased marginally for the third consecutive month despite ongoing job market uncertainty. The findings, published by Office Angels which is part of the Adecco Group, indicate that temp salaries in June were up +0.02% on May figures, while year-over-year the pay rates have improved by only +0.05%.

Although the rise in pay was only modest, the recruiter claims that salaries are remaining stable since all temporary roles, from PA to customer services to telesales, saw a monthly increase in salary.

“Seeing advertised pay rates for all temporary roles increase, albeit modestly, for the third month in a row is a positive change. While we would be hesitant to claim this is indicative of wider economic upturn, it should give UK job seekers a glimmer of hope for their employment future,” said Steven Kirkpatrick, Managing Director of Adecco UK.

However, pay rates for permanent vacancies were more mixed. Nationally, salaries for customer services roles experienced a significant yearly fall of -7.4% while across the South and East of England, East Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber, advertised salaries for all permanent roles were up. In London salary decreases were most profound for office managers.


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