At Futureheads, every consultant operates a dual desk. This means that we cover both permanent and freelance vacancies and are therefore exposed to both sides of the market. Thus, we’re often there when practitioners are considering making the switch from one to the other. As I alluded to in an earlier article, we’re beginning to see a few people make the switch from contract to perm. These are in the minority though, as most are looking to switch from perm to freelancing.
Despite what you might hear, the recruitment market in early 2017 has remained buoyant whether you’re a contractor or a permanent employee. It’s an exciting time for developers who are considering new opportunities as there are plenty of options to choose from.
Since moving into the Software Development market over two and half years ago, I have had the pleasure of working with several developers into both permanent and contract positions. The software development market is continually changing and evolving, and with that point in mind, I wanted to take the time to share a 2017 salary survey specifically for my core specialism, Java.