In the UK alone, there are approximately 2 million self-employed professionals with about 1.77 million working as full-time contractors, according to research this year from IT Contractors UK.
For employers, the benefits of working with IT contractors range from flexible hours to a certain degree of self-management that's expected from the contractor.
However, managing IT contractors can also be a difficult task for employers as the process can be significantly different to managing in-house employees.
Below we examine some of the best ways businesses and CIOs can manage IT contractors effectively.
Hannah is a Staff Writer at CIO UK. After graduating from the University of Coventry with an English and Journalism degree in 2016, Hannah has since developed an interest in enterprise technology. She has a keen interest in digital transformation, enterprise IT, innovative and emerging tech, the Internet of Things and women in tech.