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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 28th of March 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 564 CRA jobs were published in the last week:
- 460 permanent roles
- 104 contract roles
Following 10 weeks of incredibly strong CRA job numbers, this week which is one of the final weeks of this tax year, has seen the job volumes slump. Dropping by 186 (there are, however, going to be some duplications across the job boards we track), it’s the first sure sign we have had this year that CRA recruitment will be affected by other influences. Both permanent and contract roles were affected, with permanent jobs tracked at their lowest number since the first week in January. We anticipate this being a short term issue with numbers returning to their normal levels in the next few weeks.
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