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Digital Salary Survey 2016 – How does your sector measure up?

Last month we, Zebra People, published our annual digital salary survey, conducting an extensive survey to explore how your salary is affected by the industry or sector you are working in. Expanding on our findings from previous years, however this time, we wanted to evolve our strategy in order to develop the quantitative data and integrate this with some more qualitative themes.

We explored several interesting themes from reasons behind why people move between contracting and permanent positions to the most important reasons why people are satisfied at work and therefore don’t consider moving.

There is a wealth of information within the document from finding out that career progression is most important factor when changing roles compared to work to life balance being most important factor for being happy at work.

We found that 38% of contractors would consider perm roles compared to 55% of those in perm roles would consider contracting, the highest amount being finance practitioners moving to contracting no doubt due to the extra ££££ you can make.

Finance is still paying considerably higher salaries than any industry in both perm and contract with public sector contract rates in close second however considerably higher than their perm rate.

Whilst a high salary may be the overarching dream, it seems we can’ be brought! Work isn’t everything, we need to get the balance right and remember everyone has a life outside of the office with the words freedom and flexibility being cited at large by all respondents.

It will be interesting to see how the impact of Brexit affects next years survey. We assume job security and stability will be much higher on the reasons behind changing roles or staying within a role. Only time will tell.

To read the full salary survey please download here.

We are always looking to improve our survey year on year so if you have an constructive feedback then please get in touch ben@zebrapeople.com

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