Why work as a Specialist IT Contractor?

Many different industries have now grasped the benefits of working with external contractors as opposed to employing full time staff – and this is most definitely the case with the specialist IT sector where projects are often undertaken for a fixed period of time rather than on a long-term ongoing basis.

The hiring of external contractors provides employers with a truly flexible ‘call on demand’ workforce. It’s a win-win relationship as the contractors also have much more flexibility and freedom from things like internal politics - not to mention higher rates of pay. In fact, contractors almost always earn more than their employed counterparts, which is only fair considering the loss of holiday pay, sick pay, pensions and other employee benefits.

The following pages will give you more detailed information on the type of sectors you can work within, the rates of pay available and how to find that all important contract in whatever sector you may choose.

If you have any questions about becoming a contractor, appointing an accountant or would appreciate some further advice please call our New business team on 01442 275789 or alternatively e-mail: newbusiness@sjdaccountancy.com