One out of three developers want to freelance

Swedish tech companies are underway and the industry is screaming for more developers. It has become the employee’s market and as many as one in three permanently employed developers are interested in leaving their employment to freelance according to a new study from Novus ordered by the agency Tingent.

The industry is about to change it’s view of what it means to have a job and the tech companies now need to keep up with the development in order to be able to retain their staff.

Tingent, an agency that works with matching the best skills in the market with the right tech company, has given Novus the task of reviewing the situation for developers. The survey says a lot about how the labor market looks like in 2018.

Today we see that the gig economy is booming and that more and more people want to own their own time. Therefore, we must redefine what it means to have a job, but also how to work. In the survey, the interviewees mention, among other things, the challenges with work life balance which we at Tingent have reacted to, says Tingent’s sales and marketing manager Linn Nyberg.

In order to make it easier for employees in the new labor market, and as support in the search for balance, Tingent has recently employed a new function on the company, a Freelance Partner who will facilitate the transition from fixed to freelance and whose main task is to make life easier for those who choose to freelance.

Amanda, our new feature as Freelance Partner is a step for us to take the company to the next level and develop our offer towards our consultants. We see ourselves as a modern company and then we must also offer our freelancers and consultants the best possible conditions. Among other things, by reducing the thresholds to starting and developing their own business, says Linn Nyberg.

 

About the survey
Novus commissioned an inquiry among 200 developers, both freelance and permanent employees, in Sweden. The survey took place in October / November 2018 consisting of 200 telephone interviews with the target group.

 

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