The REC Report on Jobs published on 9th Dec 2013 showed strong demand for staff and an increase in permanent salaries.
Here is a summary of the report:-
(1) The number of people placed in permanent and temporary/contract roles continued to rise in November.
(2) Vacancies rise at strongest rate in over 15 years – Overall demand for staff increased at a faster pace in November. Growth was the sharpest since July 1998. Private sector demand for staff continued to show a much stronger trend than public sector demand.
(3) Permanent salaries increase at fastest pace in six years – Growth of permanent staff salaries accelerated further, reaching the strongest rate since November 2007. Temporary/contract staff pay rose at a solid pace that was sharper than in October.