Exciting times as a contractor!

5th April 2018

Article written by:

Chris from iContract

Fresh off the back of the Easter weekend, we’re now into the month of April and 2018 is already shaping up to be an exciting year with lots of great things happening.

Whether you’re a contractor or a recruiter, there’s lots to be happy about!

Spring in your step

It’s fair to say that winter has been in overtime this year with arctic like temperatures plaguing the UK and making the prospect of getting out of bed for work quite undesirable!

With the clocks going forward recently on account of British summer time, temperatures are slowly rising and spring seems to have finally arrived. Now the weather is improving, our mood and energy levels will be improving, and this energy will be best utilised for contractors whether it be finding a new contract or hitting the ground running with a contract they’ve recently started. It certainly feels that 2018 is finally in momentum.

Busy Season

After the traditional slow start in January with many companies still feeling the holiday hangover effect with employees returning to work in dribs and drabs, things are starting to get moving again. The next few months will undoubtedly be busy for contractors and recruiters with it well documented that the volume of job searches rises from the month of April.

Hopefully if you’re on the lookout for a new contract, you’ve used these past few months to prepare yourself well for the busy season that lies ahead.

Holiday time round the corner

With spring just arriving, that means summer’s not far away as well. The next few months presents a unique time for contractors to get their heads down and work hard within their current contract knowing that when summer comes round they’ll be able to reap the full rewards of summer.

Perhaps you’re looking to take a long and extended break this summer and enjoy the great flexibility contracting can offer you. Ensure that’s the case and you’re prepared for the summer months ahead.

Or maybe you’ll want to just lessen your hours and not be tied to the office and truly enjoy the full benefits of summer, and nit just make it a weekend thing like full time employees only get.

Summer is an unique time to enjoy that positive work-life balance we all crave.

iContract is growing!

It’s an exciting time for iContract and to be a part of it. Our SEEDRS campaign recently soared past its target and is now at a phenomenal 264%. With only 5 days left of the campaign, there’s still time to be a part of this exciting and one-off opportunity – you can get involved at

Our contractor community is growing rapidly with us recently registering over 6,000 contractors! With more recruiters and job posters signing up daily, it’s a great time to join our platform, and we have an exciting year ahead!

Don’t forget to check out our SEEDRS campaign at and join our growing contractor and recruiter community for free at