Contractor Attitude Survey January - June 2016

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Find out how the contractor market started off in 2016. Our latest bi-annual contractor attitude survey compares the results of over 1,000 contractor clients and their outlook on the contractor market between January and June 2016.

Our latest report compares our latest results to those dating back to 2012 and how the market has evolved over the past few years. A NEW entry in our survey, is the thoughts and feelings of contractors post Brexit. This new section will remain in our survey for the coming years whilst new initiatives are introduced across the UK. 

 Contractor Attitude Survey Report: January - June 2016

Key findings from this survey include:

  • Nearly 90% of respondents are currently in, or about to start a contract.
  • 64% are earning between £400 and £750 per day, up 6% in the last year, demonstrating the demand for specialist knowledge.
  • ¾ have seen a positive effect on their work/life balance, consistent across all surveys.
  • 80% said it’s ‘business as usual’ following Brexit announcement.
  • 24% increase in people over 50 choosing contracting over the past year, showing the desirability of contracting.
  • ¼ of all respondents have been running their limited company for 2 – 5 years - 8% higher than last year.

To download our previous surveys, please click on the following link: Contractor Attitude Survey Results

If you have any questions about contracting or would like more information on the survey, please contact our New Business Team on 01442 275789 or email

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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.
  • Our Customer Promise. Respond to any question sent to your accountant or any dedicated department within 24 hours.  If we need more time, we will update you as soon as we can and we promise to keep you informed of the progress we are making in answering your question.
  • 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 business team on 01442 275789 or email: Our new business team is open Monday to Thursday (8am to 8pm), Friday (8am to 7pm) and Saturday (10am to 4pm)

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.