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Join now  for job alerts & register your CV Employers, have your job live in 10 minutes! Index May 17 Index May 17
Published 26 June 2017 Index May 17
Percentage of Jobs Advertised by Location
Ireland 80% (Dublin 46%, Rest of the Country 34%)
UK 15%
Rest of World 5%

In this month's Index
  • Most Viewed Construction Job
  • Most Popular Construction Job
  • Most popular Construction Job Location
  • Most Prominent Applicant Locations
  • Emerging Job Locations
The number of construction job positions advertised on during the month of May 2017 was up on the number of jobs advertised in April  2017, with an increase in the index of one percent.
In turn, there was a signicant 1.75% increase in the number of applications being made through the jobs board.

Top construction jobs locations

Like the Index for April 17, 80 percent of all construction jobs advertised on during the month of May were for positions in the Republic of Ireland. However, there was a small shift in location of jobs with a fall of two percentage points in Dublin from 48 to 46 percent in May. A rise of two percentage points was recorded for outside of Dublin to increasing to 34 percent.

Like the April Index, the May Index saw 15 percent of jobs adverts being for jobs in the UK and the remaining five percent in the Rest of the World.

Most prominent applicant locations
Of those applying for construction jobs in May, 45% of applications came from Republic of Ireland (–5% on April); 13.6% from EU (+1.6%); 13.3% Middle East (–0.7%) 9.5% from the UK (–0.5%); 8.3% from Asia (+1.3%); 6.2% from Africa (+3.7%); 2.6% from The Americas (–1.4%); and 1.5% from Australia and New Zealand (+1%).

Most popular jobs
Project Management was the most popular job category in May with applicants. The most popular April Category Site Engineer dropped to fifth in May.
The categories that received the most job applications were:
  1. Project Management
  2. Quantity Surveying
  3. Health & Safety
  4. Foreman
  5. Site Management
  6. Site Engineering
  7. Civil Engineering
  8. CAD Technician
  9. Construction Management
  10. Contracts Management

Top construction job locations
The most popular locations to where applications submitted applications through during May were (April ‘17 position in Brackets)

Top 10 Locations for Applications on
1 Dublin (1)
2 Cork (5)
3 Middle East (3)
4 UK (2)
5 Limerick (4)
6 Kildare (8)
7 Meath (9)
8 EU (–)
9 Americas (6)
10 Galway (7)

Top 10 Viewed Jobs on
  Job Location
1 GIS CAD Technician – Utilities Dublin
2 Environmental Engineer Scotland
3 Managing/Senior Quantity Surveyor – Fit Out UAE
4 Health & Safety Officer - Heavy Civil – 10 on/4 off Rotation Cumbria
5 Site Manager (Tax Free) Carribean
6 Project Management Team Leinster
7 Health & Safety Advisor Scotland
8 Caretaker Dublin
9 Production Manager Middle East
10 CAD Technician Cork

Comment by Paraic Kelly, Director
Commenting on the Construction Jobs Index May 2017, Director Paraic Kelly says, “There was a two percentage point shift in application numbers away from Dublin to the rest of Ireland. This could be a an indication of a further increases in building activity in the Irish regions taht we highlighted in last month's Index.

“Cork in particular has experience significant growth in applications moving from fifth to second in the table during the month.

"I also note that there has been a surge in applications from Africa jumping 3.7 percentage points to move ahead of The Americas in the table. I am also happy to see a rise of one percentage point in applications from Australia New Zealand.

“Overall the increase in jobs being advertised on the website is good news for the Irish construction industry and economy. The  growth in applications from abroad means candidates are finding packages attractive enough to consider returning or migrating to Ireland. We will be watching this trend in the coming months to see if there is any change in it.”

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Click here to view Construction Jobs Index April 17
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