Stack Overflow has published its 2018 UK & Ireland Developer Hiring Landscape, which examines trends in talent, recruitment, and developer demographics. As is the always the case with Stack Overflow research, it includes several fascinating insights. The one that caught my attention, however, is the rate of self-employment across the UK workforce. Nearly 12 percent of UK and Ireland-based coders work for themselves. According to Stack Overflow, this is higher than the US (7 percent) and the global average (10 percent). So, what’s driving this trend towards self-employment? Stack Overflow doesn’t offer any theories, but I have some of my…

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