Contractor Attitude Survey July- December 2014

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Our latest bi-annual contractor attitude survey provides an insight into the experiences and outlook of our contractor clients from July to December 2014. We have been conducting our survey since 2012 and are able to make comparisons which reveal how the contractor market has evolved over the past few years.

 Contractor Attitude Survey Report: July - December 2014

Key findings from this survey include:

  • 92% are currently in or about to start a contract - consistent across all surveys
  • 36% earn between £500 and £750 a day - a 20% increase since our first survey
  • Over 9/10 contractors earn more as a contactor than as an employee - consistent across all surveys
  • 1/4 have been running their limited company for between 1 and 2 years - a 29% increase from a year ago
  • Only 11% would return to permanent employment if it was available - down from 23% in our first survey
  • 91% feel positive about being a contractor, on par with our previous surveys
  • Only 11% predict that daily rates will fall over the next 12 months
  • 85% have had their most recent contract extended, up 2% from our last survey
  • 37% found their most recent contract through a recruitment agency and 22% dealt directly with their client.

To download our previous surveys which span from 2012 - 2014 please click here.

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.

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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.