Middle East companies are still hiring despite of the decline in oil&gas prices in Middle East and outside the Gulf region, according to the report. Businesses like Saudi Aramco are still recruiting expatriates, especially those from the West who have specific unconventional experience. Jobs like predictive maintenance team leader and static equipment engineering team leader were both in demand with the monthly salary of $9,000 to $11,500 (Dh33,000 to Dh42,000) in Dubai. There was a significant rise in hiring activities as compared to this quarter to previous year quarter. The effect of the downturn is now being fully realized, as operating and service companies across all oil and gas regions implement strategies and cost measures to ensure they continue to remain profitable, mentioned in the report.