Latest research from The Candidate shows the importance of contractors within the digital industry amidst the current skills shortage. So much so that contractors are accounting for up to half of digital teams in 75% of the businesses surveyed.

In this report, there's analysis of the value that contract workers are adding to the industry and how they are allowing digital and technology businesses to remain scalable and flexible.

As a Digital Marketing Recruitment specialist we surveyed over 150 businesses to generate a true picture of the contracting sector in digital.

Brian Matthews, Managing Partner at The Candidate says "The report highlights that businesses across the UK really need to look beyond permanent recruitment to fulfil their business requirements.

With the most popular roles being Software Developers, Content Creators and Graphic Designers, it's clear that important areas of digital businesses need immediate attention from contractor employers.

The commercial case for hiring a contractor cannot be hindered by the perception of higher salaries for contractors, as clients are benefitting from an immediately applicable skillset to deliver short to medium term projects.' 


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