Top Contracting Industry Facts & Figures 2018

Top Contracting Facts and Figures for 2018

Britain’s freelancer and contracting industry is booming like never before. This is not just a very good news for the contractors but also a big boost to the UK economy.

There are approximately 2 million self-employed professionals working in the UK. Out of which, approximately 1.77 million working as full-time contractors and about 234,000 working on a self-employed basis as their second job.

Number of self-employed professionals in the UK has increased by 43% approximately. The overall contribution to the UK economy by freelancing professionals is around £119 billion.

Let’s have a look at the top locations for contracting in the UK for Freelancers and Contractors:


Now, let’s have a look at the key projects and opportunities for UK contractors and freelancers:


Which are the top industries where self-employment growth is expected in 2018:


Which are the skills in demand in the contracting industry:


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