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The Bayt.com Middle East Job Index Survey -January 2012

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February 13, 2012

The Middle East Jobs Index Survey (JI) is conducted to gauge perceptions of job availability and hiring, to identify job trends and to provide an understanding of the key skill sets and qualifications required in the Middle East job market. This Jobs Index is the first Jobs Index of its kind in the Middle East & North Africa region and the region's definitive benchmark guide to who is hiring, when they are hiring and what positions employers are looking to fill over a 3 & 12 month time period.

Data for the January 2012 Jobs Index was collected online between the 2nd January to the 24th January 2012, with 9,238 respondents from the UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Pakistan. Males and females aged over 18 years old, of all nationalities, were included in the survey.

Survey Highlights:

  • • Current hiring expectancy similar to the past wave with 25% of respondents claiming they will ‘definitely hire’ in the next 3 months. Another 25% are uncertain about their plans sand say they would ‘probably hire’. Respondents from KSA, Qatar and Oman are more likely to hire than others.
  • • Future hiring also similar to previous wave with 63% being positive of hiring in the next 12 months. Of these 27% to ‘definitely hire’ and 36% to ‘probably hire’. KSA, Qatar and Oman show greater likelihood of hiring in the next 12 months.
  • • Overall the Private Sector (Multi-national Companies) are more likely to hire in the next 3 months (57%) and in the coming 12 months followed by Private sector- Large local companies.
  • • Qatar, KSA and UAE, all are regarded as the most attractive job markets by recruiters.
  • • At the Industry level, attractiveness of the Telecom (33%) takes the lead followed by Banking (32%) and Construction (29%).

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