I often get calls and emails on daily basis from Recruitment Consultants, but 9 times out of 10 the role is temporary as opposed to permanent, and it also seems when looking on LinkedIn that approximately half also are. They are also more difficult to fill as most people won't leave perm for temp, especially if they have a monthly mortgage to pay.
My view on FTCs are mixed. On the one hand it can get people that first and all important break into the profession, but on the other you start getting used to earning and enjoying a monthly salary and then it is suddenly taken away from you, and unless you can immediately line up a new job, you often find you first port of call again Jobcentre Plus with a gap in your CV and no income for the next x amount of months. Even if your performance is outstanding, there are no guarantees that you can stay there, and you also won't see your colleagues gain who you may have built relationships with. A temp through an agency is also not one of the permanent staff team members, creating a two tier approach in that regard.
Temping certainly has its pros and cons, but one key drawback is that to get another job quickly you go from temp to temp and hence get locked into the contract work cycle, so in five years time you have ten different roles on your CV, but never been able to settle in one place for several years. Rightly or wrongly, it can be perceived by employers as either job hopping or an inability to stay somewhere.