Do you know how to work with tech consultants successfully? Because now is the time to learn. One in five jobs in the U.S. is held by a contract-based worker, according to a 2018 NPR/Marist poll. By 2020, the number of self-employed workers — contractors and freelancers — is projected to triple to nearly 42 million people, according to a 2018 Deloitte study. Considering we are currently living through year after year of the lowest unemployment rates in recent memory, this also means the current candidate-driven hiring market won’t be changing anytime soon.