While the median pay rise has remained steady in our latest analysis, for the three months to February, the lower quartile across the private sector has edged up a little. This is mostly as a result of outcomes in manufacturing, where fewer below-median settlements have taken place and the number of higher-end awards has remained high.
Despite difficulties across the retail industry, there was a positive shift in the number of higher-end pay awards in the sector in 2018. Nearly a quarter of all pay awards were worth 4% or more according to the latest report on pay and conditions in retail by IDR, with the proportion of pay awards at this level up by 5% on the previous year. Higher-end awards were found across the sector, in both larger and smaller organisations, with supermarkets leading the way in improving pay for their shop-floor staff.
The median pay award across the whole economy was 2.5% in the three months to January 2019, according to the latest monitoring figures from IDR. The interquartile range has widened from between 2% and 2.5% to between 2% to 3%. This reflects a rise in the number of higher-end awards compared to the last analysis period, with over a quarter of pay awards worth 3% or more, set against around a tenth of awards at this level in final three months of 2017.
The median pay award for the last three months of 2018 remained at 2.5% across the whole economy, according to the latest figures from IDR. This is consistent with the overall median of 2.5% for the economy during 2018. We also take a first look at January deals.
The median pay increase across the whole economy remains at 2.5% in the three months to the end of November 2018, according to the latest figures from IDR. The private sector median is also steady at 2.5%
Our latest analysis shows the median pay award across the economy back at 2.5% for the three months to the end of October 2018, having dipped to 2.4% in September. The interquartile range has widened marginally from between 2% and 2.8% to between 2% and 2.9% and the average has also ticked up, under the influence of more higher-end awards in the private sector, with a quarter of pay awards worth 3% or more in the latest period.
While the median pay increase across the economy remains steady at 2.5%, the proportion of awards at or above 3% has increased in the three months to the end of September 2018, according to the latest monitored figures from IDR. The private sector median also remains at 2.5%. The proportion of higher awards, ie those at or above 3.0%, account for a third of all the awards in the sample, up from a quarter in the previous period.
IDR monitoring of pay reviews in local government shows that while the median at opted-out councils is in line with the National Joint Council pay award, merit-based rises appear to be gaining popularity among employers outside the national deal.
The median pay award across the whole economy remains at 2.5% in the three months to the end of August 2018, according to the latest figures from IDR. The median remained steady in both the private and public sectors, at 2.5% and 2.0% respectively. Awards at firms in the manufacturing area produced an increased median of 2.8%, up by 0.4% since the three months to July with a similar sample size.
The median pay increase across the economy held steady at 2.5% in the three months to July 2018, according to the latest monitoring figures from IDR. It has not dipped below this figure since the three
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