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Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many CRA jobs have been advertised within the last 7 days. As always, there is likely to be some repetition across jobs boards and some duplicate posting but our goal is to build up a picture of trends over time.
This week’s summary for week commencing the 13th May 2016 relates to CRA vacancies posted on:
- New Scientist
- CV Library
- Willey job network
- Access Science jobs.
Our results showed that on these job boards a total of 680 CRA jobs were published in the last week:
- 572 permanent roles
- 108 contract roles
Over the last three months we have noticed a distinct pattern with CRA recruitment, with an almost a weekly fluctuation in the total number of clinical jobs advertised. This is almost directly linked to permanent roles which seem to have less stability than in previous years, with numbers over the same period ranging between 328 jobs to over 600. We will continue to monitor this as it conflicts with what our clinical recruitment team are seeing, which is a consistent demand for permanent candidates.
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