Excluding statement-of-work arrangements and work conducted through platforms, the global contingent market was estimated to be $4.55 trillion in 2021, according to SIA. Temporary workers sourced through staffing firms comprise $527.5 billion in spend, while companies spend $2.98 trillion on independent contractors globally in 2021. Temp workers sourced directly generated $1.04 trillion in spend — which includes their pay plus statutory expenses.

Source: The Global Gig Economy 2022