More engineering contractors find opportunities within the public sector
Engineering contractors will be interested to hear that a new report has found that the number of contractors working in the engineering public sector has almost doubled since 2011.
The recent findings, reported by Giant, revealed that the number of engineering contractors working within the public sector grew by 18%, which is nearly double the amount compared to two years earlier.
Of those surveyed, 39% of contractors said that they were working in the public sector – in 2011 this was just 21%.
Managing Director of Giant, Matthew Brown, said of the findings, “As the public sector was forced to make cuts in difficult economic times, it often led to the freezing of permanent positions.
“As a result, contractors have been called in to plug the gap, leading to this increase in engineering contractors working in the public sector over the last couple of years.”
The report also found that the majority of respondents would rather have a long-term contract than higher pay per hour, as 70% agreed with this statement. This number has increased by 14% when matched up against findings from 2011.
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