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May Day, May Day!

Posted about 5 years ago by Ellie Tibbs
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With yet another Bank Holiday upon us; the market noticeably picking up and the summer holiday season quickly approaching (I swear it was Christmas last week!) the Temp team here at Pitch thought we would write a blog to see where we can support you in the upcoming months. 


As always, we are here to provide assistance with any freelance needs you may have across marketing, creative, digital and PR. Whether you need a few days of support in your studio; a couple of weeks to cover holidays in your clients services department; or a longer term booking for that big digital project you have just pitched for, just let us know. Our dedicated Temp team have a great database of the most talented freelancers, ready to connect to you! 


The last few months


There seems to be varying opinions on the trends experienced in the last few months so we thought we would collate a few key trends that our network of clients and candidates have noticed over the last quarter. We are always keen to understand different view points, so if you agree or disagree with our points, we’d love to have a chat to understand your experiences! 


Skill sets in demand: As always, we have seen an increasing demand for developers across all stacks but have noticed in particular, the emergence of new technologies as well as more specialised projects such as salesforce developers. 


Length of Contracts: Whilst a day or two in a studio has always been in demand, we have seen an increase in clients keeping contractors past their end date or even extending permanent offers to candidates. 



Remote working:  With remote and flexible working always a hot topic within permanent recruitment, we have found an increasing number of freelancers looking for a flexible working arrangement as part of their next bookings - this has been particularly prominent within more technical skills sets. 


What's new at Pitch? 

We are currently working behind the scenes towards integrating a new system which should mean you will have instant access to the availability of your favourite freelancers; be able to track the details of candidates you have received and your feedback;  as well effortlessly managing any freelance resource you may need. We’re really keen to introduce this as we anticipate it will be an amazing tool for streamlining freelance recruitment. So, do let us know if this is something you would like to trial with us.