30% of new jobs go to freelancers and contractors
In the most recent Work Audit, which has just been published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), figures indicate that the demand for freelancers and contractors has been very strong during 2010 – with almost a third of all new jobs created in the UK between January and September going to self employed people. The total number of jobs created by the economy during this time was 350,000 meaning that well over 100,000 new freelance or contract opportunities became available during the first nine months of the year. Other figures announces indicated that the under 35s were ‘most likely to be hired by an employer’ as around two-thirds of all jobs went to people of this age. Interestingly, the next most successful bracket was the over 50s.