Contractor Attitude Survey July - December 2016

As one of the UK’s leading Contractor Accounting Specialists, we at SJD Accountancy conduct a bi-annual contractor attitude survey to research the state of the contractor marketing using our own client base. We've conducted this survey since 2012, it looks at market trends, views and opinions from current contractors.

Asking a wide range of questions to a respondent base of 1000 contractors means that we receive interesting results from a variety of sectors; giving us a good overview of the state of contracting today. 

July - December 2016 Contractor Attitudes Survey Results

Please download the results from our latest survey (July-December 2016) below and see our findings at a glance: 

  • Three-quarters of respondents command a daily rate of £400 or more 
  • The most popular sector for contractors is IT and the number of roles for developers has increased by 27% in the last six months
  • 90% of respondents consider themselves a "committed contractor" 
  • 73% of respondents said that contracting has been a positive for their work/life balance

To download the full survey results click here or on the button below.  

Download the July-December 2016 Contractor Survey

Contractor Survey Results July - December 2016 Infographic

 July - December 2016 Survey Infographic Part 1July - December 2016 Survey Infographic Part 22016 Contractor Survey part 3

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