According to a recent report by the giant group the economic downturn over the last five years has led to a more crowded contracting space. In its report, temporary recruitment market report: what was the impact of the financial crisis? Giant report that the economic crisis led to an increase in demand for skilled temporary workers to fill gaps created by headcount reductions. In line with observations in the Arras PMBR ( Project Management Benchmark Report 2013 ) they suggest that the crowding in the market has been a knock on from rising unemployment. For many practitioners this temporary route to employment became their only option to secure an income. For contractors or those considering the move into contracting the report offers some interesting analysis on the rise in gaps between assignments, a key factor to be incorporated in any income or downtime planning. The report also suggests a growing trend in contractors seeking more job security and longer term assignments over maximising day rates.
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