For three or four years this has been a hot topic within construction.  Forced into letting high caliber skilled workers go during the recession, firms are now tripping over themselves for individuals with half descent exposure.

I have recently completed two senior Operation Manager positions, both part-site focused.  Although not impossible, these were tough and took more than their average share of phone calls to source.  

The amount of work currently in the north ("sheds" for distribution, industrial and PFI school projects to name but three) is staggering on its own.  It is fast getting to the point of there being more chance of Britain winning the Eurovision Song Contest than a firm securing a Contracts Manager at a sensible cost!