There is a variety of companies hiring in this sector ranging from small start-ups to organisations gearing towards IPO and large multinationals. Frontend skills are always in demand and Dublin has a very large tech hub so there are always opportunities for Frontend developers.
Candidates in this market are generally looking for organisations with a good work-life balance, interesting work where they can build applications from scratch, and a good compensation package to add to this. Typical benefit schemes include a 10% bonus, pension, healthcare, dental care, flexibility with remote working and stock options.
Clients look for many qualities/skills when hiring. These include some that show curiosity and ability for innovation as well as those who are motivated and have the drive to progress within their organisation and role.
Some trends that I have noticed are a move away from Angular to React, as well as more niche frameworks gaining more popularity. Companies using these frameworks (Ember, Vue) are hiring more frequently and in large volumes.