Calling all contractors – the UK needs you!!

Contracting in the UK is now at a 40-year high, with demand and agency figures far exceeding the UK permanent recruitment sector. Throw in the fact that pay rates have increased to a seven-year high and contractor availability falling, and you have market conditions that couldn’t be more perfect to be contracting in the UK.

The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) report on the job market also highlights that IT and financial contracting were the highest performing of the core contracting disciplines during September 2014.

According to the REC chief executive Kevin Green, although permanent hiring growth has slowed to a ten-month low, September still saw further growth in demand for both contractors and employees.

“Once again more people have secured permanent and temporary jobs via recruiters than in the previous month, a sign of the continued strength of the UK’s labour market. The increasing lack of candidates continues to be a worry as shortages spread across more industries,” he said.

Contractor Calculator CEO Dave Chaplin notes that clients are increasingly turning to contractors to fill talent and skills gaps.

“As the economic recovery gathers pace and UK businesses invest in launching new projects, there just aren’t enough skilled employees available. That means clients are using the contract market to source these hard to find skills that are essential for growth,” Mr Chaplin said.

“Hourly pay for people on temporary contracts has risen at the fastest pace for nearly seven years, which shows that employers are bringing in temps and contractors with the skills they need quickly and are willing to pay to do so,” Mr Green adds.

So it really is the time to bring your skills and sense of adventure over to the UK, and take your pick from all the exciting new opportunities there are available for you here.

Get in touch with myOE and let us assist you with your plans, starting off with getting your tier 5 visa UK. There really is no time like the present!

MyOE was established in 1998 to help professionals relocate to the UK for work by assisting with all aspects of the move from planning the relocation to providing a hub that can offer several tailored employment solutions, through to arrival and beyond.

MyOE offer the best overseas experience and working visa UK deals on the market. MyOE makes sure you land on your feet in your new country and save on tax in your new job. Our contractor management service guarantees more take home pay.


MyOE can help with your UK Accommodation and Assistance

Moving overseas can be a daunting time between finding work and somewhere to live, not to mention detaching yourself from life as you know it to explore completely unfamiliar places. It’s a big thing to choose to exist without your usual boundaries and often, once you have made the decision to go, you just want to pick up there and then and leave without worrying about everything in between.

Unfortunately, there are a few things needing taking care of before you head over. For example, you won’t even be let into the UK without the right visa, whether it’s the UK visa youth mobility or another UK visa, nor will you be paid as a contractor without a UK bank account or National Insurance (NI) Number, which is similar to our Tax File Number.

In order to enable contractors to live, work and play during their overseas experience in the UK, myOE provides a service to arrange the following for you prior to leaving the UK:

* UK bank account appointment
* UK accommodation links and assistance
* UK sim card
* All UK Visa categories – ancestry UK visa and all other UK visa options.

These other services are provided upon your arrival to the UK:

* Job assistance and contact with recruitment agencies
* UK tax refunds
* National Insurance number
* Black Book of Discounts
* London A-Z map.

Did you know many of the services myOE offers are free? This makes us unique in the marketplace as we believe you should not be charged for things that make your relocation easier. Once you commence contracting in the UK, you’ll realise that fee for UK compliant structures is competitive with no hidden extras, giving you the luxury and added benefit of having it arranged for you completely hassle free.

Our dedicated myOE account managers can help you apply for the appropriate working visa UK, without guarantee of approval as we engage the services of our Partnered Immigration Company. Similarly, once you land, our UK team can provide valuable assistance in getting you in contact with the UK recruitment agencies face to face for providing jobs for Australians in UK. This is all after helping you prepares your resume to the UK format while you’re still in Australia.

If you’re worried about not having a community of friends when you arrive to the UK, our myOE events calendar in London is continually being added to with virtually endless opportunities for you to meet with other people who, just like you, have chosen an overseas experience in the UK.

If you’re considering your options to live, work and play in the UK, get in contact with our dedicated staff for getting UK visa Australia 1300 654 484 to find out how easy we can make it for you. Alternatively, you can visit the myOE, best umbrella company Australia website to find out more or attend one of our very informative and helpful info nights where you are able to ask any questions you have about the transition process.