Some companies are reporting difficulties in filling job vacancies, according to the latest employment monitor.
The Morgan McKinley monthly employment monitor recorded a jump of nearly 60% in the number of professional jobs available between December 2013 and January 2014, in sectors such as financial services, accountancy and IT.
The number of people looking for a new job is up 49% on December 2013.
Brian Hyland of recruitment company Morgan McKinley said that, perhaps surprisingly, availability is outweighing demand in some cases.
"There are still certain pockets within the market that are difficult to fill," he said. "They do get filled, but they may take slightly longer (to fill). The talent availability is still quite strong in the country."