Category: public sector

IT Contractors: Cyber security skills in high demand

IT contractors with skills in cyber security could very well find themselves in demand as new government funding looks to help small businesses tackle cyber threats. Speaking at the first ever US-UK Global Cyber Security Innovation Summit in London, the Business Secretary announced a £4 million competition for UK cyber businesses to develop ideas to Read More…

Professional Contractor Group rebrands as IPSE

Umbrella company contractors might be interested to learn that the Professional Contractors Group – the voice of freelancing and contracting, has rebranded itself as the IPSE. According to the new and improved IPSE (Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-employed), the reason behind this rebrand is to be better able to better represent all professionals Read More…

Majority of contractors want to find work abroad, finds survey.

According to recent findings, the majority of contractors would like to work abroad. A survey carried out by international professional services company Procorre revealed that of its 1,300 contractors questioned, 77% would prefer to work abroad. Over half (52%) said that they thought contracting overseas would provide a better work life balance, and 44% said Read More…

Finance contractors predict rise in demand and pay

Finance contractors are feeling increasingly more optimistic about their sector, with many believing that both rates of pay and job opportunities are set to rise over the next year. According to findings, demand has risen for finance contractors, with a key reason behind this believed to be down to increased regulation within the sector, which Read More…

More UK employers plan to hire contractors over next 12 months

The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) report has revealed great news for contractors, showing increased demand among UK employers. The REC’s JobsOutlook tracking survey reports the responses of 600 employers questioned about their hiring intentions over the next quarter and the next year. Respondents are drawn from across the public, private and non-profit sector, Read More…

UK contractor’s confidence at highest level in six years

According to new findings, contractors are full of optimism as the contractor market returns to pre-recession levels. Latest research has revealed that the majority of umbrella company contractors and freelancers, across a range of sectors, are feeling more upbeat with regards to both pay and new job opportunities. The study, carried out by Giant Group, Read More…

Manufacturing sector predicts further growth

Umbrella company contractors working within the manufacturing industry will be pleased to hear that the outlook for the sector remains healthy. A recent report from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed that expectations for manufacturing output growth – in the next three months – is strong. The CBI Industrial Trends Survey found that Read More…

Contractor hiring on an upward trend

Latest research has revealed that the economy continues to show sustained growth, with professional and contract employment levels facing an upward trend. Findings from the latest Venn Group report shows overall positive results for the UK’s professional contract staff. The 10th edition of the Venn Index, which investigates trends in the UK contract recruitment market, Read More…

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