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UK oil and gas professionals well rewarded according to Global Salary Guide

UK oil and gas industry professionals are enjoying high levels of wage growth according to the Oil and Gas Global Salary Guide 2013, which is based on data from over 25,000 respondents.

The Guide, produced by recruiting experts Hays Oil & Gas and leading jobsite Oil and Gas Job Search, shows that full time professionals in the UK oil and gas industry enjoy average salaries of £57,900 per annum*. This shows a rate of growth of 7.2 per cent from last year which is more than twice the current rate of inflation.

The Guide shows even stronger growth in salaries for imported labour. Expat labour now commands an average salary of £57,700 per annum: up 15.1% on the previous year.

The high salaries and impressive rates of growth can be attributed to a buoyant industry with a relatively stable oil price and a worldwide skills shortage.

Matt Underhill, Managing Director of Hays Oil & Gas comments: “The UK has shown impressive growth rates this year but is still only ranked 11th out of the 53 countries surveyed. Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Netherlands continue to lead the way with Brazil and Canada all paying much higher salaries.”

Underhill continues: “The industry is taking positive steps in increasing pay and benefits that will make the UK more competitive on the world stage but there is still some way to go to stop the drain of talent to overseas markets.”

Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search adds: “Whilst the overall level of pay in the UK still lags some oil and gas countries around the world, the rate of salary growth last year was impressive. This is great news for those wishing to build a long term career at home, and more importantly the UK oil and gas industry as a whole, which is seeking to keep hold of its globally respected talent.”

The Salary Guide revealed that a rise in bonuses has continued and is now the dominant mechanism by which companies attract and retain talent. On average, bonuses account for a further 5.8 per cent of the employees overall package with almost two thirds receiving some kind of benefit or allowance on top of their basic salary.

Employer confidence in increasing staffing levels during 2013 remains high. A quarter expects staffing levels to increase by more than 10 per cent with almost 75 per cent anticipating some level of increase.

Duncan Freer, comments: “Despite the concerns in Europe and a slowdown in China’s growth, the sentiment in the industry remains positive. Current employees and new entrants to the industry can look forward to working in a dynamic and highly rewarding sector.”

Download a free copy of the Guide at www.oilandgasjobsearch.com/SalaryGuide or www.hays.com.au/employer-services/oil-gas-recruitment/Salary-guides/HAYS_089070

* Salaries are expressed in US Dollars in the Salary Guide. Exchange rate used in this release is US$1:GBP£0.62.

For more information please contact Matthew Roberts on +44 (0) 161 975 6286 or matthew@oilandgasjobsearch.com

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

Oil and gas to open rich seam of business potential in new sector

The leading jobsite for the oil and gas industry worldwide is opening up its formidable online community-building power into a new sector with the launch of miningjobsearch.com.

The established site, oilandgasjobsearch.com, features over 460,000 CVs, 500,000 visits, four million job views and over 12,000 jobs posted monthly by 1,200 active international clients, making it one of the most popular industry job sites in the world.

It uses phenomenally clever, quick, and easy to use software and the latest hardware, which has enabled it to establish an advantage in the market. Now the team behind the site are taking this model, combined with 10 years of experience, to launch an offensive into the much larger worldwide mining industry.

Free registration in just 20 seconds, and simple resume upload for candidates, plus mobile access and extensive job posts from major industry recruiters and direct clients, have made it the jobsite of choice for thousands of oil and gas professionals.

The quality and breadth of professionals engaged in the site has endeared it to the industry and built a rock solid platform for growth. Recruiters receive CV alerts as they upload, outstanding pre-filtering and highly relevant targeting of candidates via email campaigns.

Oil and Gas Job Search Managing Director Duncan Freer said the move into mining was a natural one for the business.

“Our investment in software development has created one of the best user experiences around for job searchers and recruiters, so it makes sense now to explore what the model can do in new, larger sectors.

“Mining is a good fit for us as it mirrors a lot of the job search and placement behaviours of the oil and gas sector, for example, it has plenty of international contract work and is vast in scope and potential,” he said.

“It also helps when your clients ask you to look at it as well,” he added. Clients with interests in both sectors are already posting jobs on the new site.

Simon Winfield, Senior Regional Director, Hays Mining, in Australia, welcomed the move.

“We have always been pleased with the results we have received from Oil & Gas Job Search so are excited to see them develop a solution for the mining sector.”

The worldwide mining industry has global stock values of some 50 trillion dollars.

Traditional heartlands are Perth, Australia – where Oil and Gas Job Search already have an office – the US, Canada and South Africa. There is also plenty of opportunity in China, India, South East Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Duncan Freer again: “This is a worldwide launch. We want to be where the mining communities of the world are, helping candidates and recruiters find what they are looking for.”

“We expect to reach 5,000 jobs very quickly and build up candidate registrations from there.”

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

Oil and Gas Job Search win business award

Oil and Gas Job Search, the leading job site for the worldwide oil and gas industry, is pleased to announce that it was the winner of the business of the year award at the inaugural Stockport business awards. The company was also a runner up in the category for best international export company.

The award, sponsored by Orbit Developments, was judged on trading performance and future objectives, the competitive advantage of the business, and examples of specific strategies which have driven business growth.

Commenting on the award, Oil and Gas Job Search Managing Director, Duncan Freer said: ‘Our team has been extremely busy over the past 12 months optimising our processes to achieve our business growth. We are delighted to have been recognised with this award and it’s a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of all of our staff.’

Stockport’s top businesses were represented at the awards ceremony on the 4th October 2012 at the Hallmark Hotel. The evening was hosted by BBC Manchester’s Becky Want and included appearances on stage by Paralympic medal winners Matthew Walker and Anthony Kappes, and former NBA star John Amaechi.

Ben Poland of the Stockport Business Awards, said: “The calibre of entries in all categories was incredibly high, which is testament to the strength of the Stockport business community and the quality of Oil and Gas Job Search’s entry.”

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

Salary survey launch: The annual oil and gas industry salary survey is now open – win £200 Amazon Vouchers

Oil and Gas professionals are asked to contribute to the largest and most comprehensive salary guide to date. Oil and Gas Job Search and Hays Oil & Gas will combine their resources once again to establish their annual salary guide as the largest and most comprehensive in the industry.

Now in its fourth year, the Salary Guide aims to improve on the 14,000 respondents who contributed information and opinions for the 2012 report. The salary guide gathers information on over 20 disciplines in over 50 countries. The scope of data gathered offers recruiters and professionals a real insight into the way the industry is heading.

Oil and Gas Job Search and Hays Oil & Gas have already started to compile the data, the deadline to participate in the survey is 31 October 2012.

To take part in the survey, pre-register to be one of the first to receive a copy of the 2013 salary guide and chance to win one of three £200 Amazon vouchers prizes click here:http://www.oilandgasjobsearch.com/page/oil-and-gas-salary-survey-2013

Duncan Freer of Oil and Gas Job Search says: “The Salary Guide in 2012 was downloaded over ¼ million times. For 2013 we are aiming to build on this success. Increased level of response will make the industry insight even more valuable.”

For more information or to pre-register to receive the global oil and gas industry salary guide please visit: www.oilandgasindustry/salary

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

Android Oil and Gas Job Search app now available in Google play

Thursday, 2 August 2012: Following the launch of the iPhone and iPod touch app last week. Oil and Gas Job Search today release an Android version. This is the industry’s first ever job site app, designed for oil and gas professionals to help them find their next job on the move. The app, now in Google Play, is available for free download.

The app will allow users to connect to the world’s premier oil and gas industry job site via a mobile to search, view and apply for jobs. Features include:

• Find jobs – Keep up to date with the latest job postings on the move
• Job alerts – Get push notifications of job alerts as soon as they become available
• Free – The service is completely free of charge

The new mobile app is currently available for Android, iPhone and iPod touch. The iPad app will be available at the end of this month.

Download the Oil and Gas Job Search app for Android.

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

The oil and gas industry’s first ever job site app

Tuesday, 24 July 2012: Oil and Gas Job Search announce today the launch of their jobsite app available for the iPhone and iPod touch platforms. This is the industry’s first ever job site app, designed for oil and gas professionals to help them find their next job on the move. The app, now in iTunes app store, is available for free download.

John Roberts, Marketing Director said: ‘We have noticed a 139% increase in mobile traffic when comparing June 2011 with June 2012. Development for the mobile app began shortly after the mobile site launched in January due to the astonishing amount of traffic and job applications received via mobile devices.’

The app will allow users to connect to the world’s premier oil and gas industry job site via a mobile to search, view and apply for jobs. Features include:

• Find jobs – Keep up to date with the latest job postings on the move
• Job alerts – Get push notifications of job alerts as soon as they become available
• Free – The service is completely free of charge

Download the Oil and Gas Job Search app for iPhone and iPodtouch.

The new mobile app is currently available for the iPhone and iPhone touch. The iPad and Android apps will be available soon.

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

Record online and mobile activity for oil and gas industry job site

Tuesday, 24 July 2012: Oil and Gas Job Search releases its half year online activity report, showing growth and user behaviour since the launch of their new site in September 2011, and their mobile site in January 2012.

Traffic

Over the last 6 months www.oilandgasjobsearch.com has seen a huge 40% increase in web traffic and a 260% increase in mobile traffic to their site. May saw a record number of 500,000 candidate visits and reported more than 4,000,000 page impressions.

Comparison of traffic locations vs. 6 months ago:

• Europe 23% increase
• Australia 45% increase
• Middle East 65% increase
• North America 34% increase

Job postings are up 60%, affirming the fact that the oil and gas industry is on the up and in good shape.

Comparison of registered site user locations vs. 6 months ago:

• 24% increase in Europe
• 20% increase in Australia
• 34% increase in Middle East
• 41% increase in North America

Duncan Freer, Managing Director at Oil and Gas Job Search comments: ‘Although the past few years have been something of a rollercoaster within the oil and gas industry. Our latest results indicate a significant upturn. At the start of the year, Oil and Gas Job Search had a record breaking number of visits in a month since launching 12 years ago. New figures show that vacancies posted in the first six months of 2012 were 50% higher than for the same period in 2011, while the number of applications made in May 2012 was 60% higher than in May 2011.’

Mobile

With more than 20% of site users now using their mobile devices to access the job site, and 3.5% of all visits arriving through a tablet device, combined mobile traffic is up 260%. This has resulted in a 140% increase in job applications via mobile devices.

Comparison of device usage vs. 6 months ago:
• 417% increase in visits from candidates using iPad
• 155% increase in visits from candidates using iPhones
• 390% increase in visits from candidates using Android

John Roberts, Marketing Director at Oil and Gas Job Search says: “These findings have powered the decision to build device optimised applications for the iOS and Android platforms. These will be the first ever job site apps within the oil and gas industry and are due to be launched within the next 4 weeks. We are looking forward to seeing the results of engaging with our audience via this new medium.”

Social

Response from joint email and social media campaigns has been fantastic, driving traffic and increasing social media engagement levels by 40%. The results show over a 60% increase in job applications via social media channels.

Comparison of social media traffic sources vs. 6 months ago:

• 218% increase in Facebook traffic
• 810% increase in twitter traffic

John Roberts comments “The increase in traffic and job applications via social over the past 6 months has been astounding and I have decided to invest in new and innovative ways to interact with our site users on a social level. The rise in social media usage has nurtured a need to be more creative with our marketing strategy and I have made changes so that social has a larger role to play in our core marketing activities over the coming months.”

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

Norwegian Oil and Gas professionals are being paid the highest salaries in the world

Thursday, 18 July – The Norwegian oil and gas industry is booming according to the latest salary survey conducted by Oil and Gas Job Search and Hays Oil and Gas.

The guide was compiled from over 14,000 participants in 53 countries and provides data on average salaries, day rates and benefits for 20 specific industry disciplines.

The guide highlights that Norwegian based oil and gas professionals are being paid some of the highest rates in the world with an average salary of NOK1.07 million per year; 125% increase on the worldwide average of NOK475,000

Salaries for imported labour average NOK740,000 which compares favourably with the 53 countries surveyed.

Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search comments: “The number and value of projects in the North Sea is currently at an all-time high. This significant level of investment means that there has never been a better time to work in the oil and gas industry.”

Employer confidence has also seen a large increase with 26.7% extremely positive about the current market: up from just 9.7% in 2011. Three quarters of all employers expect staffing levels to increase in the next 12 months

Freer states: “We are experiencing a growing number of professionals using our services in Norway. This level of activity has lead to us enhancing our market presence. The next step in this process will be exhibiting at ONS in Stavanger on the 28th – 31st August.”

A free copy of the salary guide can be downloaded at www.oilandgasjobsearch.com/salary or a copy can be picked up at Hall J Stand 980/20 at ONS.

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

Canadian oil and gas industry booming shows leading salary guide

The Canadian oil and gas industry is booming according to the latest salary survey conducted by Oil and Gas Job Search and Hays Oil and Gas.

The guide was compiled from over 14,000 participants in 53 countries and provides data on average salaries, day rates and benefits for 20 specific industry disciplines.

The guide highlights that Canadian based oil and gas professionals are being paid some of the highest rates in the world with an average salary of CAN$130,120 per year; 63% greater than the worldwide average of CAN$81,345.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has forecast $20 billion investment for Oil Sands during 2012 with Western Canada investment at a record high of $33 billion.

Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search comments:”The skills shortage in Canada together with a high oil price and the significant levels of investment means that there has never been a better time to work in the oil and gas industry”

The guide also shows that employer’s confidence is increasing rapidly with 27% extremely positive about the current market compared with less than 10% in 2011.

Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search states: “We are experiencing a growing number of professionals using our services in Canada. This level of activity has lead to us enhancing our market presence. The first step in this process will be exhibiting Global Petroleum Show (GPS) in Calgary on the 12th – 14th June.”

A free copy of the salary guide can be downloaded at www.oilandgasjobsearch.com/salary or a copy can be picked up at booth 4220 at the Global Petroleum Show.

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

“Oil and Gas Job Search announce promising half year results”

Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search, Duncan Freer, approved the financial statement for the company’s first 6 months of their financial year. Half year sales were £1.9m, a significant increase of 53% on last year’s figure.

Recent growth has been assisted by the January launch of the world’s most comprehensive oil and gas salary guide produced in conjunction with strategic partners, Hays Oil & Gas. The salary guide, featured in 150 worldwide publications, has been downloaded 55,000 times already this year.

Duncan Freer comments: ‘Our recent success demonstrates our growing reputation in global markets. It also shows an industry brimming with confidence despite widespread concerns over the economy. We are delighted with our half year results and confident that our future plans will lead to similar, if not better, growth for the rest of the year.’

Oil and Gas Job Search has a team of development professionals who were instrumental in the re-launch of the website in September 2011. Recent, industry leading improvements have been made to the job posting process with further work planned in the next few weeks that will enhance the user experience for clients and candidates.

In February, Oil and Gas Job Search successfully exhibited at the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference in Perth. More exhibitions are planned for the UK, Canada, Norway, Singapore and United Arab Emirates during the rest of 2012.

Download a free copy of the 2012 salary guide at www.oilandgasjobsearch.com/salary

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

Middle East Oil and Gas industry wages generally rising, according to Salary Guide

Iraq is leading the way in a general trend towards salary growth in the Middle East according to The Oil and Gas Global Salary Guide 2012, produced annually by Hays Oil & Gas and leading jobsite Oil and Gas Job Search.

With over 14,000 respondents, the Guide covers 8 countries in the Middle East and 54 countries worldwide. Figures show an increase of 3% year-on-year for salaries in the region, reflecting a mixed year in terms of base remuneration.

In Iraq however the trend was firmly on the up, with average salaries for local labour up an impressive 70% to $US36, 900 per annum, and imported skills enjoying a 38% rise to average US$131,000 per annum.

Other strong rises include Saudi Arabia’s home grown oil and gas professional salaries, which rose to US$102,900 per annum.

Matt Underhill, Managing Director of Hays Oil & Gas comments: “Some Middle East countries did not experience significant wage growth but they certainly held their own. Considering some of the social and political instability that the industry has to contend with, this is a positive outcome.”

Contractor rates for the region are generally competitive with manager level professionals expecting an average daily salary of US$540 and director level contractors averaging $820 per day.

Underhill explains: “The Middle East is obviously a diverse region in terms of roles and rewards. There will be oil and gas professionals earning considerably more than the average figures suggest. Those working within in-demand specialisms such as drilling engineers will command much higher salaries.”

The Salary Guide, which gathered information from over 14,000 respondents globally, finds that employer confidence worldwide has also seen a large increase with 26.7% stating they are extremely positive about the current market- up from just 9.7% in 2011. Three quarters of all employers expect staffing levels to increase in the next 12 months.

Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search, comments: “Iraq is one of the countries to watch for oil and gas salaries. It possesses three of the world’s biggest oil fields, and the rise in wages suggests that there is a returning sense of stability, confidence and growth.

“The region as a whole continues to command more interest from companies looking to invest, with over 20% of respondents listing the Middle East as the region in which their company has the greatest focus over the next 12 months. That has to be good news for the region moving forward in 2012.”

Download your free copy at www.oilandgasjobsearch.com/salary or www1.hays.com/oil-and-gas/salaryguide2012.aspx

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

Norway leading the way for Oil and Gas salaries in 2012, according to new Salary Guide

Norway based oil and gas professionals are enjoying some of the highest salaries in the world, according to The Oil and Gas Global Salary Guide 2012.

The Guide, produced annually by Hays Oil & Gas and leading jobsite Oil and Gas Job Search, reveals that Norwegians earn the highest worldwide salaries, averaging 1.07 million Norwegian Krone (US$180,300) per annum. *

Salaries for imported labour average 728,700 Krone ($122,800), which compares favourably the 53 countries surveyed.

In comparison, global average salaries, based on over 14,000 respondents surveyed, now stand at 477,400 Krone ($80,458), which is less than half the Norwegian average.

Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search comments: “We need to remember that these are only average salaries. There will be many Norway based professionals earning considerably more, especially for in-demand disciplines such as subsea engineering.”

Northern European contractor rates (incorporating Norway, Netherlands and the UK) performed particularly well in the 2012 Guide with senior staff averaging day rates of 3976 Norwegian Krone ($670), management level staff averaging 4985 Krone ($840) and director level staff averaging 8189 Krone ($1380).

Freer continues: “Contractor rates are one of the best forward indicators of how wage prospects might develop and so this data gives a highly promising outlook to Norway based oil and gas professionals, and consequently that reflects a healthy industry.”

The overall outlook for the global oil and gas industry is very positive. Over 30% of respondents expect salaries to go up by more than 10% in the next 12 months.

Employer confidence has also seen a large increase with 26.7% extremely positive about the current market, up from just 9.7% in 2011. Three quarters of all employers expect staffing levels to increase in the next 12 months.

Matt Underhill, Managing Director of Hays Oil & Gas, summarises: “The Norwegian and global oil and gas industry look to be in very good shape as we enter 2012. While many other sectors continue to struggle, the oil and gas industry remains resilient and a highly rewarding place to work.”

Download your free copy at www.oilandgasjobsearch.com/salary or www1.hays.com/oil-and-gas/salaryguide2012.aspx

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

Graduate prospects in the oil and gas industry at their most promising in years, according to new salary research

The Oil and Gas Global Salary Guide 2012 reveals an industry more receptive to graduates than at any time since the recession, according to Hays Oil & Gas and leading jobsite Oil and Gas Job Search, who produce the Guide annually.

Matt Underhill, Managing Director of Hays Oil & Gas comments: “The industry has generally not been as open in the past as it could have been to new untested talent. However that looks to be changing fast as the industry emerges strongly from the recession with an array of substantial new projects and high demand for energy.”

The 2012 Guide shows an industry offering good salaries and an attractive career path for graduates. Graduate level oil and gas industry professionals can expect wages as high as US$48,700 per annum if they work for one of the global super majors.

The Guide, which covers 24 disciplines, reveals that construction and installation engineers are currently the best rewarded roles for recent graduates.

Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search points out: “Those graduates that develop their skills and accrue experience in the oil and gas sector can expect substantial rewards as their careers progress.

“Most management level roles have average salaries starting from around the US $100,000 mark and many enjoy considerably higher wages.”
The Guide also reveals that the overall outlook for the global oil and gas industry is very positive. Over 30% of the 14,000 respondents expect salaries to go up by more than 10% in the next 12 months. Employer confidence has also seen a large increase with 26.7% extremely positive about the current market, up from just 9.7% in 2011. Three quarters of all employers expect staffing levels to increase in the next 12 months.

Matt Underhill, Managing Director of Hays Oil & Gas, summarises: “With this high level of confidence comes demand for labour and the existing number of trained professionals globally is being stretched to breaking point. This is further exacerbated by an aging of the workforce in many countries within oil and gas, including the US, UK and Australia. Ultimately this is driving demand for young talent coming in at an entry level and is welcome news to many developed economies suffering high levels of graduate and youth unemployment.”

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

Strong salaries for subsea, pipeline and drilling engineers reflect thriving oil and gas industry

Salaries for oil and gas engineering professionals are reflecting an active and increasingly confident industry according to The Oil & Gas Global Salary Guide 2012.

The Guide, which surveyed over 14,000 oil and gas professionals across the globe found that subsea, piping and drilling engineers are commanding the highest salaries of the 24 disciplines surveyed.

Drilling engineers in particular have seen impressive year-on-year salary gains with senior professionals now averaging salaries of $98,000 per annum while manager level staff earn US$142,500 equivalent. Subsea engineers came out on top of all disciplines surveyed and can expect average salaries of US$105,200 and US$146,900 respectively for the same levels of skill and responsibility. 

Reservoir and petroleum engineers also commanded impressive salaries with senior level practitioners earning an average pay packet of US$97,800 and manager level professionals at US$123,400.

Matt Underhill, Managing Director of Hays Oil & Gas, who produced the Guide with leading jobsite Oil and Gas Job Search, comments: “It is very encouraging news for engineering professionals as well as the industry itself as it reflects the increasing levels of confidence and activity over the last year and into 2012.”

Underhill adds: “These are figures for average salaries across the world and there will be many highly skilled engineering professionals earning considerably more, particularly those in high paying countries such as Australia, the US and Norway.  It is also worth noting that around 40% of engineers are contractors, which shows an industry that is bringing a wealth of new projects online.”

Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search comments: “There has also been a significant and welcome demand for graduate level engineers which was not the case in recent years.  Skills shortages have been a major concern for the continuing health of the industry and this change is a step in the right direction.” 

While the general trend for engineering specialisms has been upwards, there have been a few exceptions within the core-engineering disciplines of electrical, process and structural, all being relatively flat compared to last year.

Overall the Guide showed an industry looking forward to strong growth.  Employer confidence has seen a large increase with 26.7% extremely positive about the current market, up from just 9.7% in 2011. Three quarters of all employers expect staffing levels to increase in the next 12 months.
 
Duncan Freer Managing Director of Oil and gas job search comments: “The general picture presented by the research shows an industry with renewed strength and vigour, offering attractive rewards and opportunities to engineering professionals across the globe.”

Download your free copy at www.oilandgasjobsearch.com/salary or www1.hays.com/oil-and-gas/salaryguide2012.aspx

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

Oil and Gas Industry looking to the future with confidence as Salary Guide reveals sentiment and wages continue to rise strongly

Wages and confidence are surging in the global oil and gas industry, according to the annual Salary Guide produced by Hays Oil & Gas and leading jobsite Oil and Gas Job Search.

The Salary Guide, based on over 14,000 respondents worldwide, reveals an industry generally brimming with confidence despite widespread concerns over the global economy.

Employer confidence has seen a large increase with 26.7% extremely positive about the current market: up from just 9.7% in 2011. Three quarters of all employers expect staffing levels to increase in the next 12 months.

Matt Underhill, Managing Director of Hays Oil & Gas, comments: “There has been a distinct move to employ permanent staff rather than contractors for many oil companies, which displays an outlook that suggests the industry is on a firm footing.”

“However, conversely there is still great demand for contractors due to a raft of major projects coming on board and new regions increasingly using contractors. With the upward progression of contractor rates throughout 2011, the signs are positive as we enter 2012.”

The average worldwide salary for a full time professional is now US$80,458 per annum, up 6.1% in the past 12 months.

Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search points out: “Many industry professionals are rewarded at far higher rates than the average figures suggest, especially if they have a good level of experience or particular in-demand skills such as drilling and the geosciences.”

Freer continues: “While many western economies have witnessed anaemic rises in wages, the oil industry has rewarded its professionals with robust growth and a wealth of opportunities.”

The USA, Canada, Norway, The Netherlands and Australia once again feature prominently in the current guide but, as Matt Underhill points out, there are also areas of tremendous potential around the world.

“Brazil, China and Iraq are rising stars that have seen significant salary hikes driven by some very exciting and bold projects.”

Underhill summarises: “There are concerns that the Guide highlights such as the continuing issue of skills shortages and, of course, economic and political instability. Nevertheless, the Salary Guide points to an industry full of confidence and opportunity as we progress through 2012.

Salaries are rising as are staffing levels and with a range of promising projects coming to fruition, there is every reason to be upbeat about the oil and gas industry over the coming 12 months and beyond.”

Download your free copy at www.oilandgasjobsearch.com/salary or www1.hays.com/oil-and-gas/salaryguide2012.aspx

For further information please contact John Roberts, Marketing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search on + 44 (0) 161 975 6026 or john@oilandgasjobsearch.com or Daniel Lynch: +61 (0) 2 8062 6122 or daniel.lynch@hays.com.au

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

Notes

2012 Salary Guide Summary:
Disciplines covered                  24
Countries represented            53
Respondents to the survey    14,400
Respondents working with a global super major      1,200
Respondents who are employers in the industry     5,400

Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people across the full lifecycle of the global oil and gas industry. Its recruiting experts deal in both permanent positions and contract roles within upstream, project development and downstream operations.

Hays employs 7,620 staff operating from 257 offices in 32 countries across 20 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2011, Hays placed around 60,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 190,000 people into temporary assignments.

Oil and Gas Job Search is the world’s premier job site dedicated to professionals who work in the oil and gas industry:

400,000+          searchable resumes
10,000+            new candidate registrations per month
1 million+          job searches per month
50,000+           job applications per month
380,000          visits per month
3.2 million       page views per month

Oil and Gas Job Search reaches out to remotely based professionals with new mobile version of website

Leading jobsite Oil and Gas Job Search has just launched a new mobile version of the website to connect with oil and gas professionals across the globe.

The technical team at Oil and Gas Job Search spent three months developing and testing before the launch in early January.

The jobsite has experienced a fourfold rise in numbers accessing the website via mobile devices from 3,000 per month a year ago to over 12,000 today.

Duncan Freer Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search comments: “Mobile lends itself to the industry perfectly for the many oil and gas professionals working in remote locations. It also enhances the user experience for busy professionals.”

The Oil and Gas Job Search website currently registers over 380,000 visits per month which generates 1 million job searches and around 3 million page views.

Duncan Freer: “We see the mobile site as being the very start of the development process as we will be continuously adding new features during 2012.”

“A new iPhone app is currently being developed that will greatly enhance the user experience and help cement our position as the leading jobsite in the oil and gas industry.”

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

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