Professional jobs opportunities rise by 27% in Q1 2015 compared to the same period last year

The March edition of the Morgan McKinley Employment Monitor confirms that job creation for professionals has continued to grow steadily in 2015.

The sectors that have seen the greatest uplift nationally are Financial Services, HR, Multilingual and Engineering. In addition IT has remained consistently buoyant across both contract and permanent roles. Read on for full details of our findings:

Quarterly Data:

Professional job opportunities increase by 27% in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014

Financial services, HR, Multilingual and Engineering are most buoyant sectors to date in 2015

Positive first quarter of the year however supply of talent in these sectors will be a key test of resilience as year progresses


Monthly Data:

Compared to the same month last year, the number of new professional job opportunities has risen by 33%

A month on month increase of 3% in job availability was recorded by the Monitor in March 2015 compared to February 2015

26% increase in professionals seeking job opportunities in March 2015 compared to the same month last year

20% increase in professionals seeking positions this month compared to February 2015


Generally quarter one has been very positive in terms of hiring activity and is in line with the CSO figures released last month indicating consecutive growth over the last several quarters. The challenge ahead relates to those sectors and industries where demand is outstripping supply in the Irish market.

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