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How Is the Global Pandemic Redefining the IT Freelance Market?

How Is the Global Pandemic Redefining the IT Freelance Market?

Josh P.

| 28 May 2021 | Category: News

The Future Is Freelance

 There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a restructuring of not only the global workplace but also the global workforce. Businesses around the world have been forced to reassess their company employment processes and many are exploring new resources, such as freelancers.

 Freelance work is on the rise, these global stats speak for themselves:

  • Freelancers represent about 35% of the global workforce
  • With a total global workforce of around 3.5 billion, there are about 1.1 billion freelancers around the world.
  • There were 57 million freelancers working from home in 2019.
  • 75% of freelancers say that they wouldn’t trade their freelancing job for other types of work.
  • 8% of freelancers claim to have taken up their work to have more flexibility in their schedules.
  • 55% of freelancers still have other full-time jobs.
  • 65% of freelancers are male, and 35% female.
  • The U.K. alone has over 1.4 million freelancers working today.

What About the IT Freelance Market?

During the first lockdown back in March 2020, the negative impact of the world coming to a standstill was felt across the IT industry. Many projects were cancelled or postponed. However, as the world of work changed, our reliance on being more digitally connected than ever before took priority.

Many businesses have invested time and money into building a more secure and robust IT infrastructure to support their home working employees and this is set to continue throughout 2021. According to a recent Gartner study, worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.9 trillion this year. Enterprise software is expected to have the strongest rebound as remote work environments are expanded and improved. The predicted spend on global IT services alone is just over $1 trillion. The IT freelance market is set to boom as the world economies start to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

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