It showed that overall demand for staff rose at the fastest pace in four months during February, with IT and computing workers the most in-demand, followed by engineering and construction staff.
According to the report, the availability of candidates to fill job vacancies rose yet again in February, with rates of growth higher for both permanent and temporary staff.
Kevin Green, chief executive of the REC, said the labour market is "clearly improving".
"Private sector employers are becoming more confident as the gloom, caused by a slowing economy late last year and fears about the Eurozone, recedes. The labour market is likely to bounce back towards the end of this year and on into early 2013," he explained.
It follows data published by Reed recently for its Job Index, which found that recruitment levels were up six per cent last month compared with February 2011.
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