Staffing agencies even more popular among contractors, finds SJD

Recruitment agencies remain by quite some margin the most popular way for contractors to find their next project, according to research by contractor accountancy services provider SJD Accountancy.

Mon, 12 Aug 2013Recruitment agencies remain by quite some margin the most popular way for contractors to find their next project, according to research by contractor accountancy services provider SJD Accountancy.

A survey of 1,000 contractors finds 38% saying that recruitment agencies are the most popular way of finding their next contract. This is up from 36% in 2012.

The next most popular ways for contractors to get work are through their own industry network (22%), followed by going directly to the employer (19%).

The survey also finds that 72% of contractors felt contracting was having a positive impact on their work-life balance, up from 52% this time last year. But money is still king, with 88%, up four percentage points year-on-year, saying that higher rates of pay compared to a full-time employee are the most enjoyable thing about being a contractor.

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