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When Vonage sent me over this infographic of the anatomy of a freelancer, I had to share it with you. Did you know that there are 4.6million self-employed people in the UK as of January 2014? We’re contributing a massive £202bn to the economy every year. It’s also good news for us ladies – we’re leading the huge boom in freelancing, with the number of female freelancers increasing by 12% between 2011 and 2013 (compared to only a 5% increase for men.)

Freelancing could be a financially savvy move too. In fact, the average freelance annual income (£50,258) is almost double that of an employed person (£26,000)

It’s not all good news though. Women still being paid less (£32.91 an hour compared to £34.41 an hour for men). Time to up our prices perhaps?

Have a read below of some of the other facts and figures about freelancing, including which sectors are the best paid for freelancers and what skills are in demand.

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1 comment on “Anatomy of a Freelancer”

  1. Freelance market is growing and will remain like that as per my predictions because it has potential to sustain forever, It is based on the framework of technology and skills, freelance market will keep on increasing as the world today increasingly understanding the need for flexible working. This is to understand that US itself just cover half of the global market size of freelancing. Connecting to this industry can make you part of the growing market, We are a new freelance platform willing to be one among many but having complete focus on quality, PICKLANCE.

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