Dinghy Survey Reveals Freelancer Hospots Across The UK

The gig economy continues to grow and as it does, more of those freelancers will need various types of insurance; cyber, IP, indemnity against libel, public liability, illness, business use on their vehicle, Goods-in-transit, home office contents cover etc.

From the city to the sea, Dinghy, the on-demand freelancer insurance provider, has revealed the top three professions for freelancers in the most popular locations in the UK. The list outlines the top seven locations for freelancers and the top three jobs in each location, giving freelancers insider knowledge of which skills are in higher demand and where.


Top three freelance jobs in London:

  1. Writers

  2. Marketing consultants

  3. Social Media Consultants

London is most popular with freelance writers. Perhaps it’s the lure of the British Library or maybe it’s just being able to access interesting people doing interesting things – either way, authors of prose of all sorts love to call London home. (Dear Dinghy, most of the media industry is in London, has been for 50 years – Ed)

Additionally, Londoners are second-most likely to be freelance marketing consultants or third-most likely to be social media consultants. And Londoners are definitely connected: the city tops LinkedIn’s list of the most connected places in the world, with LinkedIn users based in the city averaging 307 connections, compared to a nationwide average of 144 connections.


Top three freelance jobs in Brighton:

  1. Social media consultant

  2. UX Designers

  3. Marketing Consultants

Social media consultants find Brighton to be the best place to call home. The city has one of the highest numbers of startups in the UK per capita and boasts excellent life satisfaction levels. The second most popular profession for freelance Brightonians is UX designers and third-most-popular is marketing consultants. Brighton has been noted for having more high growth tech companies than both Cambridge & Oxford.


Top three freelance jobs in Bristol:

  1. Teachers/tutors

  2. Graphic/web designers

  3. Account managers

The top freelance profession in Bristol is that of teachers and tutors. Bristol has more students in its city than the national average, making teachers and tutors in demand to its more than 20,000 students. Graphic and web designers come second in popularity, followed by account managers.


Top three freelance roles in Coventry:

  1. Social media consultant

  2. Designer

  3. Management consultant

The top freelance profession in Coventry is the social media consultant. Designers and management consultants also call the ninth largest city in England home. This could be due to the fact that Coventry has a higher than average population of residents in professional occupations.


Top three freelance roles in Redhill:

  1. Digital marketers

  2. Management consultants

  3. PPC managers

Digital marketers, management consultants and pay-per-click (PPC) managers call Redhill home. This part of Surrey, like its most popular freelance roles, comes with a history of innovation and creative thinking. Known for being a commuter town, these positions have plenty of creative business to offer if even the founder of dynamite commuted from Sweden to Redhill.


Top three freelance roles in Manchester:

  1. Graphic designer/video editor

  2. Writers

  3. Creative designers

Creative minds love Manchester. The top freelance position amongst Mancunians is graphic designer/video editor, followed by writers and creative designers. Perhaps the prevalence of creative roles is down to the fact that Manchester was named the third-most creative city in the UK for its number of art galleries and museums, live music gigs and street art.

We love Manchester’s can-do attitude, that’s why Insurance Edge, Aquarium Software, Clyde & Co, Co-Op Insurance, RSA, Freedom/Pukka Insurance, (Yes, it’s Cheadle but it’s got a Manc vibe) BIBA, Ripe Insurance, Carole Nash, Principal, Reich Group, Fusion Underwriters, Buckland Harvester, Bridge Insurance, Vista, Henderson and many more insurance sector companies have a base in this transformational city, or within a Metrolink ride.

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About alastair walker 5417 Articles
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