At the start of the year, research found that three-quarters of UK workers believe a job with more flexibility is more appealing – a number that has steadily rose.
It appears that contractors feel the same way. In a separate study, conducted by Workr, 45% of contract workers said a flexible lifestyle was the main reason for ditching the nine-to-five routine.
According to Matt Tyson, Managing Director at Workr, this attitude is now reflected in numbers of people that are embracing this working pattern.
He said: “The way we work is changing. One in four of us in the UK now works flexibly and we’re seeing a new generation of individuals enjoying the freedom and benefits that being a contractor can offer.