23/11/2012 03:22 GMT | Updated 23/11/2012 05:28 GMT

Adzuna Reveals More Than 4,200 Christmas Jobs Are Being Advertised In The UK

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More than 4,200 Christmas related jobs are still available, according to job search engine Adzuna.

The jobsite has seen a huge spike in demand for temporary workers in sales, hospitality, retail and customer service, and the really good news is employers are willing to pay 4% more than average for seasonal staff.

The Royal Mail & Sainsbury’s top the list of Christmas employers once again this year, recruiting more than 30,000 Christmas workers this winter between them - 10% up on last year.

Among the high street chains Nando’s and PizzaExpress are struggling to recruit enough staff this December, with hundreds of vacancies still advertised between them. Elsewhere, there are more than 640 chef, waiter & bar staff jobs still open around Britain.

And the best-paid seasonal jobs this year are GP Locums and event managers, who can expect to receive £1,500 a day. At the other end of the spectrum, the worst paid jobs are Santa's helpers and gift wrapper jobs.

Weird and wonderful festive jobs include christmas tree designers or even mince pie chefs. Retail and Sales job sectors are also rich with vacancies this season, particularly in the north-east, and are offering applicants a healthy pay packet of up to £126 a day.

Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, told Huff Post UK: “This year Christmas will see the temporary and part-time employment market booming as businesses recruit extra staff to cope with the festive rush.

"Seasonal roles give candidates hard-to-find work experience which can lead to permanent job opportunities in the New Year - this is particularly important given the state of youth unemployment in Britain today.”

Georgraphically, London has the most jobs available - with 931 festive jobs, making up 25% of the Christmas roles available. The Isle Of Man ranked the lowest, with just one festive position open.

And if you fancy getting out of the UK this holiday season, one company in Norway is advertising in the UK for a reindeer chef, paying a "competitive salary".

The top ten Christmas employers are:

The Royal Mail - 18,000

Sainsbury's - 15,000

Argos -12,000

Tesco -10,000

Boots -7,000

Asda - 7,000

Debenhams - 6,500

Amazon - 3,000

Toys 'R' Us - 2,500

Poundland - 2,000