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The top 10 skills in demand by Irish employers – Tech Sector is still Leading the way

Posted on October 24th, 2016

The skills that are most sought after among employers in Ireland have been listed by Linkedin Corporation.

Cloud and Distributed Computing topped the list for the second year in a row – it was also the most in demand skill globally.

The annual list by the world’s largest online professional network is developed by analysing all of the recruiting activity on LinkedIn since January.

The Irish Top Skills of 2016 are:

– Cloud and Distributed Computing (no change)

– Statistical Analysis and Data Mining (no change)

– Web Architecture and Development Framework (up three places from 2015)

– Network and Information Security (up one place from 2015)

– SEO/SEM Marketing (fell two places since 2015)

– Marketing Campaign Management (new entry)

– Software Revision Control Systems (up three places from 2015)

– Middleware and Integration Software (fell four places since 2015)

– Mobile Development (fell one place since 2015)

– Recruiting (up six places from 2015)


Demand remains high for tech skills because they are no longer confined to the tech industry and are needed in nearly every industry and county in the country.

Stay tuned for our next Eolas Blog.




Demand outweighs the Supply of IT Professionals in Ireland

Posted on March 22nd, 2016

Demand Outweighs the Supply – IT Recruitment Sector

The current IT Recruitment Sector is becoming increasingly difficult due to the lack of IT Professionals available in Ireland. We are in a market whereby every good IT candidate is in demand and candidates have a pick of many roles/ companies they can apply for/ work for. Ultimately it means that IT employers need to change the way they do their IT Recruitment. The days of sitting and waiting to fill your IT roles are gone. Employers who move quickly and offer the more attractive salaries and benefit packages are ultimately winning out. Every IT employer wants the best IT people working in their organisation but all employers must start accepting the fact, that finding someone with 75% of the skills is better than finding no-one at all.  Clients need to be flexible in terms of work visa’s, salaries, working from home arrangements and most importantly looking at IT Contract staff. The days of finding the exact replacement for someone who has left with the same skills and salaries are impossible. It’s what we call a Candidate driven market.

Many of the problems leading to the lack of  IT professionals are outside of our control (High rates of tax , High Rental prices, New Companies setting up and the length it takes in processing work permits) . The days of talent acquisition teams and sending inmails via LinkedIn to find your staff are diminishing. Agencies and Clients need to find new ways of attracting the IT professionals they need.

Our agency is around since 1999 and we have seen this type of market trend many times over the past 17 years so we are not suffering like many of our competitors, however the sector has become increasingly difficult and it’s all about looking after your candidates and having a professional attitude to Recruitment. We have always prided ourselves as being the Premier IT Recruitment Company in Ireland and this is why we can still attract the best people even in very challenging times.

If you are an employer in need of help in filling your IT Roles and this blog relates to you, please contact us so we can help you with your needs. Our agency has a combined knowledge base of 50 years plus IT Recruitment experience in Ireland with some of the most qualified IT Recruiters in Ireland. In a market like this experience counts for everything.

Stay tuned for next Month’s IT Blog


Eolas Recruitment expands for 2016

Posted on February 16th, 2016

Eolas Recruitment are expanding and we delighted to welcome Darragh Heavey to our Recruitment Team based in Roscommon Town.

Darragh is contactable at Darragh@eolas.ie and he is happy to discuss your IT Recruitment needs.

Our Roscommon Office managed by Nollaig Leydon ( 15 years plus recruitment experience) is expanding due to the exceptionally busy IT Sector in Ireland.

We have seen a noticeable increase in demand for Business Analyst, Developer and Project Manager roles both on the Permanent and Contract side of the market in recent Months. Our roles are all live on the www.eolas.ie website and www.irishjobs.ie for viewing.

If you wish to get in touch with the Roscommon office please contact Nollaig@eolas.ie, Darragh@eolas.ie or niamh@eolas.ie to discuss your needs and to contact us by phone please call us on 01 2866666.

Stay turned for next Months Eolas Blog.

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2016 from the Team at Eolas Recruitment

Posted on January 8th, 2016

We would like to wish our Clients and Candidates a Happy New Year and the very best for 2016. Last year we experienced a large growth in the IT Recruitment Sector and we fully expect the same for 2016 in Ireland. We have already noticed in the first week in January that things have picked up from they left off in 2015. We are updating all our New 2016 Jobs on www.eolas.ie and www.irishjobs.ie so for any IT candidates looking for a career move, please check out our live IT roles for 2016.

Like always if you need any assistance or advice please call us to speak to an experienced IT Recruitment Consultant.

For the latest trends in the IT Recruitment sector for 2016, please check out our Eolas Blog every month. 

Best Wishes again for 2016 and it will be a very historical year for Ireland with our 100th year anniversary of the 1916 Rising……. 


Wishing all our Clients and IT Consultants a Merry Christmas

Posted on December 8th, 2015

Eolas Recruitment and the Team would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2016. We have experienced a huge growth in IT Recruitment throughout 2015 and we hope that the sector can stay as buoyant in 2016. Please keep an eye on Eolas website,  Irishjobs and indeed.ie for all our IT Roles over the Xmas period if you are planning a New Year’s resolution career move.

The Eolas Blog will be back in 2016 so stay turned.

Eolas Xmas

Are Java Developers still in High Demand?

Posted on November 18th, 2015

The answer is yes and Eolas Recruitment are experiencing a major shortage in Java Development skills. We have a number of leading companies looking for Java/ J2EE Developers to join them ASAP or in January 2016. The java requirements are a mix of Permanent and Contract daily rate roles. Our clients are offering top salaries/ packages and some of the best daily rates in the marketplace. If you are a Java Developer with a minimum 3-5 years java/ j2ee development knowledge, then please call us to speak to one of our experienced IT Recruiters . Also you can check out our IT adverts on www.eolas.ie or www.irishjobs.ie or www.indeed.com .

Eolas are placing IT candidates since 1999 and we work with some of the most high profiled clients in Ireland. Please contact Eolas so we can find you a new role at the right level or strong daily rate.

Our blog will be updated next week so stay turned – www.eolas.ie/blog

Eolas Recruitment – Specialist’s IT Recruitment since 1999

Best of luck Steven Hegarty in the www.breastcancerireland.com/event/strictly-breast-cancer

Posted on November 10th, 2015

We are delighted in wishing our very own Steven Hegarty the very best in the up and coming strictly come dancing event on behalf of Breast Cancer Ireland on 21st November 2015 hosted by Nicky Byrne. Eolas Recruitment are delighted to sponsor Steven for the event and which is one of the biggest sponsored events by Breast Cancer Ireland every year. TV3 will be televising the event and Xpose Ireland will be interviewing the Celebs on the red carpet. Eolas Recruitment are delighted to be involved and sponsor our colleague to take part in such a prestigious event and the Eolas team would like if you wish Steven and his partner Paula McClean the very best of luck on the night. If you wish to sponsor Steven and his partner please go to www.mycharity.ie/event/steven_and_paula_strictly_against_breast_cancer  and support them.

If interested in going to the event as it’s open to the public, please contact Breast Cancer Ireland by clicking on the link http://goo.gl/tRRWDh

Like always please contact us if you need to talk to an expert about IT Recruitment and you can check out all our IT Jobs on the Eolas website or Irishjobs websites.

Stay turned for next months Eolas Blog………………….


Eolas Strictly


Are Irish Employers hiring IT Candidates who need Work Permits?

Posted on October 20th, 2015

The most recent trend now for many Irish Employers is too engage with IT Candidates who need help with Visa Sponsorship.

With the lack of IT candidates available in Ireland and across Europe, many Irish employers are looking outside the EU for the best IT candidates. To date, the trend has been for prospective employers to engage with non EU candidates if they were currently living in Ireland and holding Stamp 1 or Stamp 2 visas, but now they are actively trying to attract non EU IT Candidates who are not in Ireland or the EU.

Many Irish clients are again starting recruitment fairs in countries outside of Europe to attract quality IT candidates to Ireland. There is plenty of information available on http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/inis/pages/irish%20visa%20information for non EU IT candidates interested in working In Ireland.

Like always if you need any help with looking for an IT Role please visit www.eolas.ie  or call us to speak to one of our expert IT Recruitment Consultants.

Stay tuned for next month’s Eolas IT Blog….


Mobile Developers in High Demand

Posted on September 21st, 2015

Eolas Recruitment has been operating in Ireland for 16 years specialising only in IT Recruitment . Our agency is seeing a massive growth in the IT Mobile Development Space. There has been a 30% increase in IT Mobile Development roles in Ireland since Jan 2015 and the growth is not stopping. Our clients are actively seeking IT Developers who either have experience in or are looking at cross training into the following areas: Xamarin/ IOS/ Objective-C/ Android Development.

Our IT recruitment experts are happy to review your resume or take your call if you wish to explore or look for a new career within the IT Mobile Development Space.

Please keep track of our weekly IT blog on www.eolas.ie/blog

IT Sector Flourishing for 2015 – Eolas looking for Software Developers

Posted on August 17th, 2015

The IT Sector in Ireland is still flourishing with an increased demand especially in the IT development domain. The latest figures from Irishjobs shows close to 1,000 IT development jobs open in Ireland at present. The key roles that clients are trying to fill are still in the areas of Java, .Net, C++, Cloud, Business Intelligence etc. With the demand out weighting the supply it’s leading to an increase on salaries being offered to IT candidates with these skills. To check out our latest IT Developer jobs please check out www.eolas.ie or please call us on 01 2866666 to chat to one of our expert IT  Recruiters.

A snapshot of our urgent Roles are as follows:

 – Java/ J2ee Developers

.Net Developers  

Amazon Cloud Engineers

Business Intelligence Developers

C++ Developers

Also if you are a looking for Java Contract roles please contact us ASAP as we have a high demand for Java IT Contractors.

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