The majority (70%) of healthcare contractors expect to see their pay rise in 2011, up from 65% last year.
According to research by contractor services provider Giant Group, contractors are not likely to be affected by the public sector pay freeze that will hit other public sector healthcare professionals.
Matthew Brown, managing director of Giant, said: “The vast majority of healthcare contractors expect their pay to rise despite the pay freeze for public sector workers.
“There is still a degree of uncertainty as to how the pay freeze will affect contractors. Whether budgets will accommodate pay expectations will be a key issue in the coming year.”
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