Contractor Rate Checker

Ever wanted to know the average up to date contract rate for your skill set? This page provides the current (updated monthly) average daily rate for IT contractors and a rough guide to net pay if working through a limited company. 

We have also included a link to finding contracts in the area based on skill set. 

Daily Rate Net Pay Through Ltd Find Jobs
£380 £304 Find Developer Jobs

If you compare your current rate with the ‘average net pay through a limited company’ and find that you’re not taking home as much as you’d like, going limited is something you might like to consider. For an illustration of take home pay through a limited company you could also try our contractor take home pay calculator.

Working through an Umbrella company can be the easiest option when getting contract work through a recruiter. However, in this economic climate, most contractors will want to maximise their earnings. Any accountant will tell you that working through your own limited company is the most tax efficient. 

I know what you’re thinking – setting up your own limited company is complicated. Well, you may be surprised to know that it takes under five minutes to form a limited company and it’ll only take around 15-20 minutes a month to administer your company with the help of a good accountant.

If you're interested in finding out more about going limited, have a look at some of our pages

If you'd like to speak to one of our experts, call us on 0500 152500 / 01442 275789 or email sophie.lewis@sjdaccountancy.com.

SJD Accountancy

SJD Accountancy are the UK's largest specialist provider of fixed fee, Limited company accountancy services to contractors; we've been acting for contractors across the UK since 1992 and have more than 13,000 clients.

We are the only national specialist firm of contractor accountants with offices across the UK. SJD Accountancy also have more qualified staff than any other firm in our market with qualifications from the following major tax and accountancy bodies - ATII, ATT, AAT, ACCA, CA, ACA, FCCA, ACMA.

  • Unlimited face to face meetings. This is another unique service for a nationwide accountant to contractors, only SJD Accountancy offers unlimited face to face meetings across the UK - tax is complicated and sometimes only a meeting will do.
  • UK's Largest contractor accountants with more qualified staff. No call centres, no outsourcing, no automated call handling. Simply telephone, email or meet your own dedicated accountant* face to face.
  • Money back service guarantee. All your telephone calls and emails will be answered the same day or we will make a full refund of that months fee.
  • Outstanding reputation. We have won more awards for customer service and accountancy excellence than any other firm in our market, including: Best Accountant for Contractors, Accountant of the Year and Best Professional Service Team to name just a few.
  • All inclusive low cost fixed fee accountancy package which includes completion of accounts*, payroll bureau, dividends and corporation tax computations, personal taxation, free bookkeeping software, your own dedicated accountant* and all company returns for a fixed fee of £110 plus VAT per month.

If you have any questions about contracting or would like any further advice please call our new client services helpdesk on Freephone 0500 152500 / 01442 275789 or email: lisa.wood@sjdaccountancy.com.

Appoint SJD Accountancy and never worry about your tax or accountancy affairs again.

You may also find the following pages, guides and case studies useful:

*If you would like us to complete your company year end accounts we simply ask that you have been a client of SJD for one year or have made 12 monthly payments. All accountants are part or fully qualified.