Category: public sector

August found to be best month for taking on new IT professionals

According to new findings, August is the best month for employers to find the best IT professionals. A recent report from Randstad Technologies has revealed that tech employers get the best pick of IT candidates in the summer, despite the fact that August is usually seen as the time of year when the talent heads Read More…

Bank of Scotland reveals contractor demand remains strong

The latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs has revealed great news for contractors north of the border. Figures from June show that the Bank of Scotland Labour Market Barometer (a composite indicator designed to provide a single figure snapshot of labour market conditions) rebounded to a survey-record high of 65.1 in June, up from Read More…

Contractors remain optimistic about UK economy

Umbrella company contractors may be interested to hear that the Professional Contractors Group (PCG) have released their latest Freelance Confidence Index. According to the PCG, self-employed people should ‘buck the trend for wage stagnation over the next 12 months’ as day rates for contractors and freelancers are expected to rise. Other key findings from the Read More…

UK self-employment continues to rise

Latest findings from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that the number of Brits who are self-employed has risen considerably over the last year. Labour Market Statistics show that the number of self-employed people has increased by a further 404,000 over the last 12 months, bringing the figure to 4.58 million. According to Read More…

UK employment levels on the rise as economic conditions improve

Recent findings from Lloyds Bank Regional Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), has revealed that employment levels rose once again during June. Umbrella company contractors might be interested to learn that latest figures show manufacturers and service providers experienced a strong end to the second quarter of 2014, with job creation and higher levels of business activity Read More…

Contractor hourly pay rose at sharpest rate since 2007

The latest Report on Jobs has revealed that demand for contractors continues to rise. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)/KPMG Report on jobs, which provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, has shown that there has been a sharp deterioration in the number of available contractors and temps. However, umbrella company contractors Read More…

Contractor Umbrella Team run the Race for Life

Thanks to everyone who sponsored Lucy & Lisa to run the 5k Race For Life in Colchester this Sunday – we are pleased to say we finished in 44 mins in blistering 28 degree heat! We have now raised over £1k to date but you are still able to donate at, so please dig Read More…

IT contractors look to financial services sector for job opportunities

Recent findings have revealed that IT contractors are looking to the financial services sector for more opportunities. Umbrella company contractors working in IT are expecting a large number of roles to be created in the financial services sector over the next 12 months, as investment continues to create further opportunities. According to Giant, ‘many banks Read More…


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