Recruitment agency Apex has opened an office in Dublin, to add to its operations in Bristol, Thames Valley and Manchester.
Steve Simmonds, finance director at Apex, said, "Dublin is a very buoyant place, and one of the fastest growing IT markets, but there is a bit of a shortage of IT workers, as the rates are higher in London. But contractors can work via a limited company, and the tax rates are low, starting at 25%, although still not as low as in London."
The office is also to provide a springboard to place contractors in Europe and the US. "The Irish are great travellers and there are already big Irish sectors in Paris, Amsterdam, Munich and the US, so this office will provide a good resource pool to feed to these markets."