Monday 19 February 2018

Professional job opportunities up 11pc in August

Karen O'Flaherty, chief operations officer at Morgan McKinley
Karen O'Flaherty, chief operations officer at Morgan McKinley newsdesk

The number of professional jobs opportunities has jumped by 11pc in August compared to the same period last year, with particularly strong demand in the IT sector.

The latest Morgan McKinley Monthly Employment Monitor published today shows that over 11,200 professional jobs came onto the market during August, up from just over 10,100 during the same month last year.

However, this was a decrease of 13pc on a month-by-month basis compared to the 12,887 new roles that became available in July.

There was also a 3pc increase in the number of professionals entering the jobs market (9,175), compared to August 2014

IT saw a strong increase in demand with a 15pc increase in the number of available roles compared to the previous month.

Morgan McKinley chief operations officer Karen O’Flaherty  said: “Despite the expected seasonal slowdown, the professional recruitment market remained comparatively strong in August, particularly across the IT and finance sectors.

She added: "Overall companies remain cautiously optimistic in their hiring outlook, conscious of the need to attract and retain talent, while sensitive to any uncertainty within the global economic environment.

"The August monitor has confirmed the picture of an increasingly globalised, multilingual, diverse and mobile professional workforce.”

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