Contractor Attitude Survey January - June 2012

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 Contractor Attitude Survey Report: January - June 2012

A brief summary of the results include:

  • 57% said that contracting improved their work/life balance
  • 77% find being a contractor more satisfying than being an employee
  • Two thirds felt positive about the state of the contracting market
  • 86% have positive feelings about being a contractor
  • Three quarters are positive about the general outlook of the contractor market, despite almost a third saying they have seen rates being cut in the last six months
  • 47% have seen no change in rates, with just 18% seeing rates increase
  • 76% don’t miss the benefits of being an employee
  • Less than 7% would go back to permanent if an offer was made available
  • Less than 2% found their contract via LinkedIn
  • Fifth of all contractors found their contract via Jobserve, with a quarter catching up on their contractor news on the PCG website, closely followed by Contractor UK
  • 43% were less than satisfied with their recruiter

Click the following links to download all other surveys: 

Contractor Attitude Survey Report: January - June 2013

Contractor Attitude Survey Report: July - December 2012

If you have any questions about contracting or would like any further information about the survey please contact our New Client Services helpdesk on 0500 152500 / 01442 275789 or email nikki.hanlon@sjdaccountancy.com.

SJD Accountancy

SJD Accountancy are the UK's largest specialist provider of fixed fee, Limited company accountancy services to contractors; we've been acting for contractors across the UK since 1992 and have more than 15,000 clients.

We are the only national specialist firm of contractor accountants with offices nationwide. SJD Accountancy has more qualified staff than any other firm in our market with qualifications from the following major tax and accountancy bodies - ATT, AAT, CTA, ACCA, CA, ACA and FCCA.

  • Unlimited face to face meetings. This is a unique service only SJD Accountancy offers - unlimited face to face meetings across the UK - tax is complicated and sometimes only a meeting will do.
  • UK's Largest contractor accountants with more qualified staff. No call centres, no outsourcing, no automated call handling. Simply telephone, email or meet your own dedicated accountant face to face.
  • Money back service guarantee. All your telephone calls and emails will be answered the same day or we will make a full refund of that months fee.
  • Outstanding reputation. We have won more awards for customer service and accountancy excellence than any other firm in our market, including: Best Accountant for Contractors, Accountant of the Year and Best Professional Service Team to name just a few.
  • All inclusive low cost fixed fee accountancy package which includes completion of accounts*, payroll bureau, dividends and corporation tax computations, personal taxation, free bookkeeping software, your own dedicated accountant* and all company returns for a fixed fee starting from £120 plus VAT per month. Check our packages for more detail.

If you have any questions about contracting or would like any further advice please call our new client services helpdesk on 01442 275789 or email: janice@sjdaccountancy.com. Our new client services helpdesk is open Monday to Friday (8am to 6pm).

Appoint SJD Accountancy and never worry about your tax or accountancy affairs again.

Form your own Limited company with SJD - our same day online company formation service includes company bank account set up, VAT/PAYE registration and advice on optimum share structure. 

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*If you would like us to complete your company year end accounts we simply ask that you have been a client of SJD for one year or have made 12 monthly payments. All accountants are part or fully qualified.