Did you know that more than half of all IT specialists in German companies work as freelancers? Especially large companies are planning – both now and in the future – to increase the use of external IT experts for in-house projects.

There are many reasons for this: good know-how and proven specialist knowledge make freelancers coveted temporary workers. Companies can “buy” them quickly and easily and have the right specialists directly at hand. Furthermore, in the best case internal employees benefit from their skills so that the new knowledge remains in the company in long view.

By making use of freelancers not only costs for e.g. employee training can be saved, but also a higher number of projects can be made possible. These can be flexibly designed and implemented by freelancers, while the result does not suffer as a result of efficiency with usually high capacity utilization.
The digitization of recent years has especially pushed companies to change. For example, companies are investing more and more in new technologies, which in turn require specialized experts. Freelancers who can pass on their knowledge of the technologies to various employees of the companies are often welcomed.

According to the Dekra Arbeitsmarkt Report 2019, software developers and programmers in the area of .NET and JavaScript Framework are particularly sought-after IT freelancers, closely followed by experts in the IT security sector. In fact, almost every third job advertisement for IT positions falls under one of these job titles.

IT system administrators and IT consultants are almost equally in demand. Particularly specialists with proven business knowledge in addition to their practical expertise are welcome as freelancers, e.g. business IT specialists.

But what is important for freelancers when working in a project?
In addition to fair contracts and the uncomplicated handling of these, freelancers want above all reliable payments of the agreed salary, as well as fast and direct communication in order to make projects as uncomplicated as possible.