CoderPad released a "State of the Tech" 2024 report.
It highlights an encouraging trend towards freelancing within the industry.
This is a positive development, as it aligns well with the key priorities in the field:
- Competitive salaries
- A healthy work-life balance
- The flexibility of remote working
Freelancers have the autonomy to set their own rates, focus on delivering results rather than adhering to a strict 9-to-5 schedule, and enjoy the freedom to work from any location, as long as they meet their goals. As long as they don’t charge by the hour, which is still what the majority is doing.
Such a dynamic environment encourages freelance engineers to continually improve their skills and efficiency.
This trend also resonates with the challenges faced by recruiters in technical roles, since their major concern is finding qualified candidates. (see image n°2)
The rise of freelancing is about changing how the work is done, and also a potential solution to the ongoing talent search in tech industries.