Once you’ve decided that IT contracting is the life for you, what happens next? Here are the 10 steps you’ll need to take to become an IT contractor in 2021… during a very challenging time.
Making the move from permanent employment into the world of contracting is a big step... but one which very few veteran contractors regret taking.
- To begin, see whether you have what it takes to forge a successful career as a contractor.
- If you decide that contracting is for you, read our 10 step guide to becoming a contractor, and 10 classic IT contractor mistakes to avoid.
- If you have any questions about how to get started, please do contact us, and we'll be happy to help.
Running your contracting operation as a business
Some tips to help give your contracting operation that professional edge. How to set up a web presence for your company, use social media to promote your services, where to network, and how to present your business to impress potential clients.
IT contractor rates – how much are your skills worth?
The contract rate you can command is affected by a number of factors – both market-driven (the state of the economy, your location, and skills), and individual ones, including your individual powers of negotiation.
18 classic IT contractor mistakes, and how to avoid them
You’re unlikely to go through life as a contractor without having to negotiate some tricky situations along the way. The key is to steer clear of making mistakes which are easily avoidable, if only you’d known in advance.
Top 10 tips for successful contracting
If you are considering becoming a contractor, or are a seasoned veteran, here are 10 success tips from the IT Contracting team to help you get the most out of your contracting career.
So, what is IT contracting?
How did the IT contracting industry evolve, how can IT professionals benefit from becoming contractors, and what benefits to IT contractors offer to clients?
What makes a successful IT contractor?
If you are thinking about becoming an IT contractor, read our list of ten important character traits you will need to have or develop in order to succeed in the competitive world of contracting.
How to find IT contract work – direct / via agencies
Around 80% of contractors work via recruitment agencies, and 20% work direct for their clients. Here we look at the different ways you can source new IT contract opportunities.
Contractor or freelancer? What’s the difference?
As the term ‘freelancer’ becomes more and more widely used, particularly given the explosion in oursourcing, using the term to describe ‘contractors’ is simply incorrect.
Why I became an IT contractor, at the age of 25
An industry expert looks back at his reasons for becoming an IT contractor, and what / who inspired him to leave the world of permanent employment for good.