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

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September 09, 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 August 2012 Jobs Index was collected online between the 26th July 2012 to 26th August 2012, with 5,999 working professionals 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 slightly better compared to the past wave with 28% of respondents claiming they will ‘definitely hire’ in the next 3. Another 25% are uncertain about their plans sand say they would ‘probably hire’. Respondents from Qatar, KSA and Kuwait are more likely to hire than others.
  • •Future hiring also shows some improvement with 66% being positive of hiring in the next 12 months. Of these 30% to ‘definitely hire’ and 36% to ‘probably hire’. KSA, Qatar and Kuwait 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 (59%) and in the coming 12 months followed by Private sector- Large local companies.
  • • 45% of all those indicating they would hire in the next 3 months report they will look to hire for less than 5 positions. 24% say they would hire for 6-10 positions.
  • • UAE, Qatar and KSA are all regarded as the most attractive job markets by recruiters.
  • • Banking (34%) takes the lead followed by Telecom (33%) and Construction (31%) as the most attractive industries.

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