This week some fascinating freelancer figures came to light when our research revealed the geographical spread of freelancers in Britain.
We’ve seen massive growth in the amount of people choosing to work online and it’s developed into a phenomenon, especially over the past year. To give you a sense of this new trend we have produced our very own unique freelancer map of Britain and are amazed by the results with Yorkshire having the biggest increase in the freelancer population. Many may assume that London would lead the way, however it seems that the people of Bradford are the ones who enjoy the freedom of freelancing the most.
In just 12 months the amount of people choosing to live this flexible life has risen by a whopping 165% in Bradford city alone and with a population of over 300,000 people this shows that many are using our very own PPH to contribute to the economy. This cosmopolitan city was closely followed by Sheffield, Huddersfield and Leeds with no freelancer hot spots indicated in the South East! In fact out of the top ten only one southern location is featured; Ashford in Kent.
Although freelancers on PPH sell a range of services from admin to fashion design we also found that the fastest growing areas were the creative industries, with those signing up in the North being mainly Copywriters, Designers or Illustrators.
As for the South the most popular professional services are book-keeping and legal services. Well, no matter what services are being offered, it’s plain to see on the PPH map that it’s no longer grim up North!