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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.

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.

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.

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.

Britain’s post-Brexit recovery relies on contractors as permanent placements plummet
Firms are again looking to contractors to boost the economy as the first post-Brexit Report on Jobs reveals a severe drop-off in permanent placements.

ContractorCalculator Market Report August 2016
Contractor prospects are improving once again as confidence returns to the economy, as evidenced by the latest crop of labour market statistics.

Contractor placements continued to rise prior to EU referendum vote
Contractors ensured clients had access to the necessary skills as uncertainty gripped the labour market ahead of last month’s EU referendum.

ContractorCalculator Market Report July 2016
Contractor demand is sustained despite Brexit and a downturn in the financial sector, as some contracting disciplines see rising demand and rates.

Contracting popularity continues to grow as contingent staff flood European market
Contractors are driving an employment revolution across Europe as more people opt in favour of flexible working, a new report from IPSE has found.

Contractor billings continue to rise ahead of looming EU referendum
Contractor placements remain strong ahead of the EU referendum, despite warnings that a Brexit could intensify the supply-and-demand mismatch.

ContractorCalculator Market Report June 2016
Contractors are faring well as firms continue to target temporary hires ahead of the EU referendum, with many sectors seeing rising demand and rates.

Contractor numbers and the contracting landscape in the UK and Europe
Contractor numbers continue to grow, and the contracting landscape is constantly evolving shows research, but the sector also faces challenges.

Oil and gas contractors on hand as clients compound skills shortage concerns
Oil and gas contractors could eventually see heightened demand as firms intensify future skills shortage concerns by shedding staff, AGCC study shows.

Contractor billings accelerate as clients look to hedge EU referendum outcome
Contractor billings are accelerating as clients look to contingent staff to offer a low-risk solution to demand pressures as the EU referendum looms.

ContractorCalculator Market Report May 2016
Contractors are experiencing differing fortunes as Brexit concerns impact clients’ hiring intentions, although opportunities remain in niche markets.

Contractors encouraged to target niche sectors as clients adopt risk-averse approach
Finance and IT contractors should explore niche markets as recent global events have resulted in fluctuating demand amongst specific disciplines.

Contractor placements boosted by economic uncertainty: REC Report on Jobs
Contractors are benefitting as clients increasingly look to them to them as a low-risk solution to manage rising demand, ahead of the EU referendum.

ContractorCalculator Market Report April 2016
Contractor demand rises across most sectors, driven by skills shortages and improving economic conditions, though EU uncertainty poses a threat.

Contractor prospects not weakened by EU referendum concerns: REC JobsOutlook
Contractors continue to enjoy strong demand as clients benefit from a sustained buoyant market, despite concerns over the upcoming EU referendum.

Global IT contractor demand buoyed by security and skills concerns: Harvey Nash 2016
IT contractors will see growing global demand for their services driven by cyber-security worries & skills shortages, as candidate availability falls.

Oil and gas contractors key to avoiding industry brain drain: Hays Salary Guide 2016
Contractors remain vital to the continued function of the global oil and gas sector, as skills shortages look set to worsen despite sector downturn.

Contractors enjoy buoyant contract market, but Brexit fears may lead to hiring slump
Contractor demand is sustained over the short term, but uncertainty over a Brexit could cause hiring slowdowns, the REC’s latest JobsOutlook warns.

ContractorCalculator Market Report March 2016
Contractors benefit from rising demand across most core contracting sectors, driven by strong market conditions and clients filling skills gaps.

Contractor prospects impacted by Brexit fears, warns REC’s Green, as skill gaps widen
Contractors face uncertainty over the summer via Brexit fears, as clients struggle to cope with skills shortages, the latest REC Report on Jobs shows.

Oil and gas contractors offer options to value-destroying headcount cuts, says DNV GL
Oil and gas contractors offer struggling operators and services firms with alternatives to destroying future capabilities, suggests a DNV GL survey.

Contractors are ‘catalysts for business innovation and growth’: REC JobsOutlook
Contractors are increasingly being seen by clients as catalysts for business innovation and growth, shows the REC JobsOutlook for January 2016.

Contractors will benefit from global demand, driven by increasing talent shortfall
Contractors should find increasing opportunities globally, as the latest ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Survey shows widespread skills shortages.

ContractorCalculator Market Report February 2016
Contractor prospects are buoyant as 2016 begins, as skills shortages and greater recognition by clients of contractor value look to drive demand.

Finance and IT contractor demand set to recover during 2016, following festive blip
Contractors in the finance and IT sectors can expect their prospects to improve during 2016, say key reports by Morgan McKinley and the CBI/PwC.

Contractor skill shortages lead to greater contract opportunities and increased rates
Contractor skills shortages worsened at a considerable pace in December, pushing up contractor rates and contributing to a contract-rich market.

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