Demand for temporary professionals in the East Midlands and Lincolnshire soared by 23% year on year to September 2016 according to research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).
The data provided by recruitment software company Innovantage revealed that in addition to the 23% uplift in temporary vacancies, permanent vacancies also experienced a rise of 1% year on year to September.
Demand for professional contractors rose significantly across a number of sectors including marketing & advertising and HR which experienced uplifts of 11% and 36% respectively.
Julie Selby, Membership Relations Manager at APSCo said: “Following a month of positive uplift in August professional job availability increased in both the temporary and permanent markets year on year to September.
“Overall employment is holding strong despite many commentators predicting that demand would dip after the outcome of the EU referendum.
“ASPCo’s most recent figures are in line with recent statistics from the Office for National Statistics which indicate that there were 31.77 million people in work in the three months to July and that employment rose to 74.5% in the same time period.
“Demand for temporary professionals in marketing and advertising rose 11% year on year to September, no doubt partially as a result of the increasing number of creative businesses setting up offices across the region.
“Figures from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport also indicate that demand for these professionals is on the rise in the East Midlands, with statistics showing job availability in the creative sector rose 25% between 2014 and 2015.
“Demand for HR professionals also rose year on year to September, as ever more UK businesses come to realise the numerous business benefits of relocating their back office operations to the talent rich Midlands.”