IPSE’s latest Freelance Confidence Index indicates that the outlook for freelancers and contractors will remain optimistic over the next few months.
The survey highlights include the following:
  • Freelancers expect daily rates to increase over the next year.
  • On average, freelancers spent under two and a half weeks between contracts.
  • Nearly a third experienced a rise in the availability of contracts.
  • Freelancers have a positive and optimistic economic outlook for the next year.
  • Almost half of all contract work undertaken takes place in London and the south.
IPSE’s Economic Policy Adviser, Georgios Nikolaidis, commented on the findings of the survey: “While pay in traditional employment continues to stagnate, a widening skills shortage in freelancer-rich industries has driven strong demand for independent professionals. Businesses are increasingly utilising highly specialised freelancers to cover for skills unavailable in-house and this trend is expected to continue in the months to come.”
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