U.K. online job postings up 9 per cent by Steve Shipside in Recruitment 07 Apr 2012 The latest Reed Job Index, a benchmark of U.K. recruitment activity shows that Q1 job postings are up 9 per cent year on year with particular growth in construction, engineering, IT, motoring, and purchasing. Indeed compared to the first Reed Job Index back in 2009 total demand for new staff has risen by 42 per cent. In a statement accompanying the news Martin Warnes, managing director of reed.cThis article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share researchu.k. Steve Shipside Steve Shipside has been a technology and business journalist since 1990. He has written for numerous daily newspapers (Guardian, Times, Telegraph etc.), websites (including the BBC), and TV (he was a presenter for the Blue Chip business program on Sky TV). Over the years he has written just about everything from celebrity chef interviews for Healthy Eating magazine to Spice Girls profiles for French fashion magazine Citizen K. His specialty, however, is communications and marketing, which is a subject that he covered extensively for Wired as well as trade titles Campaign, Ads International, and Revolution. He has also published books on e-marketing (Capstone), presentations (Dorling Kindersley), communicating effectively (DK), and CVs (Dummies guides). He is based in Paris and London and writes news, features, and analysis on the U.K. and French markets for the AIM Group, as well as training French newspaper journalists in the dark arts of social media.