Constructionjobs.ie Construction Jobs Index April '17
|Constructionjobs.ie Construction Jobs Index April '17|
|Published 04 May 2017|
| Percentage of Jobs Advertised by Location|
Ireland 80% (Dublin 48%, Rest of the Country 32%)
Rest of World 5%
In this month's constructionjobs.ie Index
Top construction jobs locations
80% of construction jobs advertised on constructionjobs.ie during the month of April were for positions in the Republic of Ireland. A breakdown of this figure shows 48% of adverts being for jobs in Dublin and 32% in the rest of the country. Fifteen percent of jobs adverts were for jobs in the UK, with the remaining five percent in the Rest of the World.
Of the 32% of jobs advertised in the Rest of Ireland, Limerick and Cork account for the majority of these. Constructionjob.ie Director, Paraic Kelly comments: “The number of jobs being advertised in the Limerick and Cork areas has grown significantly in recent months. This is in line with project announcements over the past few months in these areas. It might suggest some good news in terms of Regional construction activity, as we may finally be seeing a rollout of developments outside the Dublin area. We will keep a close eye on this in the coming months.”
Most prominent applicant locations
Of those applying for construction jobs in April, 50% of applications came from the Republic of Ireland; 14% from the Middle East; 12% from the EU; 10% from the UK; 7% from Asia; 4% from The Americas; 2.5% from Africa; and just 0.5% from Australia and New Zealand.
The most popular locations from where applications were submitted through constructionjobs.ie during April were Dublin, UK, Middle East, Limerick and Cork.
Paraic Kelly comments: “It should come as no surprise that the most popular location for applications to come from is Dublin, as contractors operating in this region are under pressure to fill posts and are offering packages to match. People who are already in employment in this Region are probably looking to make a lateral moves to avail of increased salaries. The 10% of applications from the UK may be migrants looking to return home, or as some are suggesting, it may also be an indication of another early impact of Brexit.
“Elsewhere, the low number of applications coming from Australia and New Zealand suggests that there may not be huge influx of jobseekers from this area for the moment.”
Most popular jobs
The categories that received the most job applications were Site Engineer, Foreman, Project Manager and Civil Engineer. The two most viewed jobs were for a Site Manager in UAE and Construction Manager in The Caribbean. Both of these positions offer lucrative packages. Outside of this, the most viewed jobs were for a range of trades and site management jobs in Dublin.