Despite everything, pay levels for umbrella contractors are actually up year on year, even if it seems impossible with the current market conditions.
Thanks to the perfect storm of a persistent skills shortage and a robust contractor community, consultancy has become a brilliant career choice.
According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the nation’s high employment rate is a mixed bag of positive and negative.
Employment opportunities for freelancers and contractors in the new “gig economy” abound, according to newly released economic research.
New research has shown what umbrella contractors and freelancers already know: flexibility is a massive draw when it comes to the self-employed.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has announced that the skills shortage gripping British employment could lead to raises for contractors.
Yes it’s true that the end of 2015 saw a decline in pay rates, salaries for freelancers and umbrella company contractors is on the up for the year.
Good news for contract workers and freelancers: employers in professionals sectors are still keen to source temporary staff for their vacant roles.
Freelancers and umbrella company contractors alike are continuing to benefit from the skills shortage gripping the UK, according to new reports from the REC.
An NSCC study projects stalling in the construction sector without investment in skills. For those already qualified, opportunity knocks.
If you’re a freelancer or an umbrella company contractor and your IT skills aren’t up to par, you’re not alone – but you also could be selling yourself short.
A new research survey has found that interim workers like freelancers and umbrella company contractors often receive better pay than permanent workers.
The Confederation of British Industry has sounded the alarmist klaxon, swearing up and down that there’s a ‘war on talent’ destroying British industry.
According to the REC, the skills shortage has finally persisted long enough to finally impact the freelancing and umbrella company contracting communities.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation says that IT and engineering contractors were in high demand in December and that demand levels are only to go up.
According to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales the skills shortage is still raging strong, but that shouldn’t stop clever contractors.