Qatar Jobs Survey: Summary of Results
The Qatar Visitor Employment Survey, which questioned more than 220 employees working in Qatar, aimed to assess both how people found work in Qatar, and how that work had changed their lives.
How Respondents Found Work
Results showed that over 30% of employees found work via the internet, either via online job sites (16.1% ), through jobs advertised directly on employment websites (7.2%) or by uploading their CV to websites (7.2%). Agencies accounted for a further 16.6% of positions found. More than a quarter of those who found work in Qatar via agencies claimed they had been illegally charged by those agencies.
Motivation for Coming to Qatar
The survey also asked why people came to Qatar. While almost half of those surveyed replied that money was the main motivating factor, a sizeable proportion of respondents (28.1%) sought work in Qatar in order to experience a new culture, whilst a smaller proportion (5.3%) were looking for adventure.
The majority of workers surveyed were well-educated, with 57.2% having a graduate or a post graduate degree. Only 1.8% of respondents claimed no qualification at all.
As is to be expected, the majority of those coming to Qatar experienced a sharp increase in salary. Before coming to Qatar, the largest income group (23.5%) earned between 501 and 1000 dollars per month. After relocating to Qatar, this group fell to 11.8%. In contrast, there was a sharp increase in the next two income groups, with the proportion of those earning from 1001-2000 dollars a month increasing from 13.7% to 25.7%, and the proportion of those earning 2001 - 4000 dollars a month more than doubling from 12.4% to 25.7%.
87.6% of respondents said they were happy they had come to Qatar.
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