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UK Freelancers interesting stats infographic

Posted on 27th June 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

The UK freelance economy is booming with more and more workers leaving their full-time jobs to work for themselves either as freelancers, contractors, or as self-employed people.

We have compiled some interesting statistics about UK Freelance economy for the past couple of years.

1 – According to Recruitment International, 63% of UK employees says they are willing to consider freelancing.

2 – Signature Works states that the UK freelance economy is worth £119bn per annum.

3 – Money Supermarket recently posted an interesting article about the best places in the UK to be a freelancer.  In it they highlighted the most popular freelance careers, with Business Support top of the pile.

4 – According to Live Force, UK freelancers get more exercise than full-time employees each week.

5 – In the past 10 years, there has been a 66% rise in the number of 26 to 29 year old’s choosing a freelance career.

6 – If the UK freelance economy continues to grow at its current rate, it is expected that 50% of the UK workforce could be self-employed by 2020.


UK Freelancers Infographic

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Author Phil Ainley, Marketing Manager

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