With a 334,000 (63%) rise in highly-skilled female contractors, this has driven the country’s self-employed revolution over the last 10 years.
According to latest research from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), the professions that saw the largest rises over the last decade were health, the arts and media, and functional directors within companies.
Interestingly, alongside an increase in senior-level women, the number of self-employed mothers rose by 80%.
Caroline Morgan from IPSE, commented on the findings, “This is brilliant news for the UK economy, with highly skilled women adding their knowledge and experience to a wide range of organisations and industries. Women are recognising that freelancing is a great career choice.