Being a contractor comes with many benefits, obviously the main one being higher rates of daily pay compared with being a full time employee. However, this is only fair bearing in mind the greater level of risk and lack of ‘perceived’ job security compared with a full time permanent position (although I doubt many people feel the term ‘permanent’ really applies any more following the latest round of rather large redundancies). For a full review of the advantages and disadvantages of being a contractor click the link.
One way of further increasing your daily rate and chances of securing a contract is to improve your skills and knowledge and become a niche specialist as well as obviously having great general skills.
For more information on a variety of specialist sectors, how to find work and the typical rates of pay, visit the pages below:
- IT Consultants
- Limited company Guide for Management Consultants
- Security Cleared Contractors
- Specialist IT Contractors
- Becoming an Interim Manager
- Banking and Financial Services Contractors
- Media and Creative Contractors
- Pharmaceutical and Health Care contractors
- Health and Safety Consultants
- Airline Pilot Contractors
- Solvency II Actuarial Contractors
- Locum Doctors
Alternatively if you have any questions about contracting or would like any further advice please contact our New business team on 01442 275789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.