PERMANENT job vacancies were up a further 4.2 per cent in February following the 7.4% rise in January and 25.8% increase during the course of 2016, according to new statistics from the DFP Mining and Resources Job Index.
Temporary/Contractor job vacancies were up by 3.8% for the month following the 6.1% rise in January. Total vacancies in this category are now up an impressive 59.2% over 12 months.
State-by-state, Western Australia has continued to lead the way, rising 4.2% in February and now up 34% over the past 12 months.
While in recent months Queensland has had more modest increases, year-on-year the state is going strong with a 42.8% rise in mining job vacancies.
After spectacular growth in the second half of 2016, vacancies in Coal and Mineral Mining fell 6.1% in January and a further 9.8% in February
The bulk of new opportunities continues to come from the Metal Ore Mining Sector, with vacancies increased a further 16.6% in February and now up 72% on this time last year.
Oil & Gas opportunities continue to retreat and have now fallen 30.6% over the past three months.
“In positive news for what has been a tough market, all Engineering professional categories have enjoyed double digit growth in January and February,” DFP Recruitment CEO Robert van Stokrom, said.
A full copy of the report can be found here.