Freelance consultants and contractors could consider the relationship between a thriving technology sector and the UK's future economic growth, says the head of an influential UK skills council.
According to Karen Price, Chief Executive of e-skills UK, the sector skills council for business and information technology, workers that have expertise with information technology and similar areas are likely to play a significant and growing role in the country's economic future.
She stated: "A focus on technology and technology skills is the key to creating sustainable economic growth in the UK."
Technology "holds the key to innovation, global competitiveness and improved public services," claimed Mrs Price in her keynote speech.
Even while the economy continues to suffer, there are a number of areas that benefit from freelance and contract work. From web design to environmentally-responsible manufacturing, self-employed people with specialist skills in technology and IT are in a position to take full advantage of the plethora of new work opportunities in such rapidly emerging markets.
"In order for the UK to remain globally competitive, it must remain at the forefront of IT research and development", she said.
"The technology sector delivers disproportionate direct employment growth and gross value added contribution."
Search by salary, role or location when you apply online today.
- Get a 15% discount on Professional Contractors Group membership
- The rise of the freelancer
- Find out more about becoming an IT contractor
- How to set yourself up as a company
- Understanding contractor finance
Search IT jobs:
- Contract jobs
- IT support jobs
- Graduate jobs