Contractor Attitude Survey July - December 2015

Download your FREE Contractor Attitude Survey Report to find out how the market concluded in 2015. 

Our latest bi-annual contractor attitude survey compares the results of over 1,000 respondents and their outlook over the contractor market between July and December 2015. Our easy to read report compares our latest results to those dating back to 2012 and how the market has evolved over the past few years.

 Contractor Attitude Survey Report: July - December 2015

Key findings from this survey include:

  • 66% earn between £400 - £750 per day, a 10% increase over the past six months.
  • Over 1/2 surveyed voted between 1 - 2 (1 being the easiest) in ease of securing their latest contract - 6% increase since our last survey. 
  • 47% secured their latest role in London - the highest figure to date - and an 18% increase over the past year. 
  • 91% are currently in or about to start a contract - consistent across all surveys. 
  • Over 3/4 consciously chose contracting the highest figure to date. Other reasons for going contracting included; retirement, redundancy and the appeal of a contract in a specific role
  • Only 19% miss the benefits of permanent employment with 81% stated contracting as being more satisfying than as a permanent employee. 
  • 80% rated the outlook of the contractor market between a 4 - 6 (6 being the most positive) - a 4% increase since our last survey. 

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 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.