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8 important reasons why 2017 will be a strong year for contracting

Improving prospects and new ways of sourcing contracts are amongst several reasons why you can look forward to a buoyant year of contracting in 2017.

Others | Thursday, 5 January 2017

97% of contractors much happier than employees, says new survey – find out why

Contractors across the globe are expressing greater satisfaction at work than employees, a new study has revealed. Find out the reasons why, here.

Others | Wednesday, 26 October 2016

80% of self-employed don’t want employment rights, reveals survey

Government must acknowledge that freelancers aren’t vulnerable workers and don’t want employment rights, says ContractorCalculator following survey.

Others | Tuesday, 25 October 2016

ContractorCalculator Market Report September 2016

The post-Brexit outlook remains promising, with increasing skills shortage concerns and reduce permanent headcounts playing into contractor’s favour.

Others | Tuesday, 6 September 2016

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ITJobsWatch - Market Rates

These figures are sourced by ITJobsWatch from advertisements on internet advertising job boards. Please note that whilst many adverts do not include rates these statistics can be used as a general guide to the state of the market.

Top 10 UK Skills

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  Description Job Adverts Average
Daily Rate
1 Social Skills 4,125 £500 Calculate
2 Finance 3,799 £588 Calculate
3 Agile 3,645 £550 Calculate
4 Security Cleared 3,591 £550 Calculate
5 Developer 2,997 £513 Calculate
6 Azure 2,810 £538 Calculate
7 Microsoft 2,523 £500 Calculate
8 SC Cleared 2,382 £525 Calculate
9 AWS 2,242 £571 Calculate
10 Problem-Solving 2,116 £500 Calculate

Source Last Updated 23 June 2024