I just set up a new category on the CE forum for contract work:https://forum.contextualelectronics.com/c/contract-work
This is mean to encourage people to post potential work for CE members, current or past. I fully expect members of CE to be able to take on contracts after a year or two of concerted study, especially because many of them come to CE with a range of other skills, including dealing with clients as a contractor.
Please spread the word if you hear about someone looking for an electronics contractor. I think our little community will provide a stable of enthusiastic and capable talent.
And it goes without saying, recruiters can shove right off