With more and more businesses outsourcing their IT needs, there has never been a better time to become an IT contractor in the UK.
The IT industry is one of the key industries that have embraced contracting over the last 20 years. Businesses looking to downsize, streamline or save on expenses often look to outsource their IT requirements rather than taking on the added expense of hiring permanent employees.
As an IT contractor in the UK you have fantastic opportunities to secure regular contracts with many different companies at the same time. You can choose your working hours and often where you want to work from, you don't have to be part of the office politics, and you can earn more than twice as much as an employed IT professional.
Average rates of pay for an IT contractor are between £50-60 per hour or a daily rate of £400. Key areas include developers, SQL, analysts, Java, banking and finance, consultancy, Oracle, .Net and Microsoft.
With rates of pay this strong and coupled with the freedom of being a contractor, the reasons to become an IT contractor keep growing and growing.
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