Contractor market expands – New ‘How to Become a Contractor’ Roadmap launched
SJD Accountancy, the UK’s largest accountants for Contractors with over 11,000 limited company contractors, freelancers and consultants, has developed what it believes to be the UK’s first ‘How to Become a Contractor Roadmap’ guide. The guide has been developed to support people who are considering entering the world of contracting and freelancing. Contracting has never been more popular!
This will come to many as no surprise, bearing in mind the number of government cuts and redundancies in the corporate world. itjobswatch.co.uk the UK’s largest provider of IT job and contract vacancy data also reports substantial increases in the number of IT contract vacancies advertised, where back in 2009 there were just 156,000 IT contract jobs with the number expected to be well over 250,000 by the end of 2012.
Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) also echo this changing employment model with Andrew Tomlinson – REC Policy & PR Advisor who comments ‘recruiters have relied increasingly on temporary and contractor placements, rather than permanent placements, for their turnover in recent years. The REC’s 2009/10 industry survey found that 90.4% of recruitment industry turnover came from the temporary/contractor market, up from 86.8% in 2006/07’.
Making the move to contracting for some does seem a little scary, and finding the best way to start out can be confusing, after all there is so much information out there it can often seem bewildering. To help with this SJD Accountancy has developed a simple to follow guide, that illustrates the options contractors have by explaining the steps they should consider before becoming a contractor – in simple, plain English.
The guide covers topics like how to build a great CV, surviving and succeeding at interviews, the advantages and disadvantages of become a contractor as well as a rundown on how best to operate either via an Umbrella company or through your own limited company.
View SJD Accountancy’s free guide on ‘How to become a Contractor’.