March Employment Monitor | Availability of professional job opportunities remains almost constant in Q1 2016 compared to the same period last year

Aileen McCarney - 13/04/2016
Employment Monitor

Number of professional job seekers rises by 4% in Q1 2016 compared to Q1 2015

Quarterly Update:

  • The volume of professional job opportunities decreased by less than 1%, in Q1 2016 (36,925) compared to Q1 2015 (37,171).
  • The number of professionals seeking new roles increased by 4% this quarter (24,084)  compared to the same period in 2015 (23,140).
  • IT, Engineering, Supply Chain and Multilingual are the most buoyant sectors to date this year.


Monthly Data:

  • Professional job opportunities increased by 2% in March, compared to February 2016.
  • Numbers of professionals seeking new roles was down 1% in March, compared to the previous month.
  • In Financial Services, there was a significant uplift in the number of insurance and personal banking roles nationwide.
  • Hiring in the Funds sector remains static again this month, reflecting global market uncertainty.
  • The pharmaceutical, food and medical devices sectors continue to drive demand for engineering, procurement and production professionals. 
  • Talent shortages remain an issue across the IT sector, with Javascript developers most in demand.
  • There was a continued requirement for multilingual professionals, with a higher proportion of permanent roles on offer than previously - German, Dutch and Nordic languages were the most sought after.


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