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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 | Thu, 05 Jan 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 | Wed, 26 Oct 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 | Tue, 25 Oct 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 | Tue, 06 Sep 2016

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.

Others | Tue, 09 Aug 2016

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.

Others | Tue, 02 Aug 2016

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.

Others | Mon, 11 Jul 2016

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.

Others | Tue, 05 Jul 2016

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.

Others | Wed, 15 Jun 2016

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.

Others | Tue, 14 Jun 2016

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.

Others | Tue, 07 Jun 2016

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.

Others | Thu, 26 May 2016

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.

Others | Tue, 24 May 2016

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.

Others | Wed, 11 May 2016

ContractorCalculator Market Report May 2016

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

Others | Thu, 05 May 2016

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.

Others | Wed, 27 Apr 2016

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.

Others | Mon, 11 Apr 2016

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.

Others | Tue, 05 Apr 2016

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.

Others | Tue, 29 Mar 2016

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.

Others | Mon, 07 Mar 2016