en
Jobs

Let our industry specialists listen to your aspirations and present your story to the most esteemed organisations in the UK, as we collaborate to write the next chapter of your successful career.

See all jobs
Candidates

Together, we’ll map out career-defining, life-changing pathways to achieve your career ambitions. Browse our range of services, advice, and resources.

Learn more
Services

The UK's leading employers trust us to deliver fast, efficient hiring solutions that are tailored to their exact requirements. Browse our range of bespoke services and resources.

Read more
About Robert Walters UK

Since our establishment in 1985, our belief remains the same: Building strong relationships with people is vital in a successful partnership.

Learn more

Work for us

Our people are the difference. Hear stories from our people to learn more about a career at Robert Walters UK

Learn more

Contractor Recruitment Guide

In today's business landscape, organisations are continuously seeking ways to optimise their workforce and stay agile in the face of changing demands.  Contractors can support businesses in meeting project deadlines, covering peaks in demand, addressing skills gaps, and minimising staff costs. 

Contractors are best known for their specialised expertise, flexibility, and offer a unique value proposition - but with differing expectations from permanent employers, tailoring your recruitment strategy is key to attracting and retaining the best temporary talent.

What's inside: your guide to temporary and contract recruitment in 2024

Robert Walters has gathered insights from contract professionals and experts in temporary recruitment for a comprehensive guide on UK contractor recruitment for employers. 

Survey data from contractors and those who employ them

  • Uncover key findings drawn from surveys completed by contractors and those who employ them.

 

Insights from experts in interim, temporary and contract recruitment

 

Advice for navigating IR35

  • A guide for employers unsure how to navigate IR35 when it comes to contract recruitment.

 

Contract pay rate tables

Drawn from our 2024 Salary Survey, discover accurate daily contract pay rates for in-demand temporary positions across the following disciplines:

Pre-order the guide

Share this article

Useful links

Temp & contract recruitment
Submit a vacancy
Get in touch

Our team of specialised consultants is available for any question you may have

Related content

View all

When should you consider hiring contract staff?

Is now the time to consider hiring contract staff? Discover insight from experts in our contract recuitment agency. Renowned for their specialist skill sets, flexibility and ability to work remotely - with minimal face-time - contractors are an ideal solution where an organisation has a critiical bu

Read More

The value of hiring contractors

Many employers see contracting simply as a temporary solution until a permanent hire is found, helping to bridge shortfalls in staff numbers and manage short-term growth. There are many different advantages to taking on contractors, here we explore the numerous values contractors can bring to a comp

Read More

Interim executives help businesses grow

We discuss how hiring executives on an interim basis can help businesses to overcome difficulties presented by organisational restructuring and divestment. The executive search team was recently asked to assist a large multinational business cope with major organisational change following its divest

Read More

Submit your vacancy

We can connect you with the talent that can take your business forward.

I'm Robert Walters Are you?

Come join our global team of creative thinkers, problem solvers and game changers. We offer accelerated career progression, a dynamic culture and expert training.