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How veterans and newbies alike can source IT contracts, time and time again.

Screening firm, Powerchex, on the information checks you and your company will be required to undergo - and how to prepare.

Explained - the staple payment terms of freelancing, attached to your next IT contract, by Outsource UK

Does the economic climate mean that contractors have no option but to take reduced rates on the chin, or are there measures that can be taken in self-defence?

Why the way you handle jumping from permie to contractor defines your whole experience of contracting.

The technical and administrative decisions you'll need to make, and why you need more than shiny shoes on your first day.

Not having truly transferable skills isn't stopping contractors trying to switch sector.

Veterans aren't the only IT contractors who should be ready to go direct.

The IT Coach sharpens your CV and offers guidance on agent-relationship building.

How to get your CV to the top of the agency's pile and other top tips.

By understanding how to fit your skills to your client's advertised needs, you CV can present you as the perfect solution.

In this two-part article, the IT Coach explores the drives that apparently get us out of bed in the morning.

The IT Coach looks at how to make contracting more enjoyable.

You will not maximise contract rates by smiling meekly and taking whatever the agent offers, but by negotiating for the best deal available.

What does a Contract Project Manager do and how do I become one? 

What does a freelance Business Analyst do and how do I become one?

Jobs News

Red-faced chancellor shreds his plan to raid freelancers from 2019.

Mar 17, 2017

Bosses' Brexit concerns allayed, as more 'exceptional' techies are due in from overseas.

Feb 28, 2017

South Pacific’s 'tech and innovation capital' offers IT candidates a career trip of a life-time. 

Feb 24, 2017

Cops give wannabe techie a driving ban instead of IT support role.

Feb 17, 2017

'Best Client' of 2016 exports hundreds of tech roles overseas.

Jan 30, 2017

Technical personnel much sharper with tax returns than their info colleagues.

Jan 17, 2017

Business lobby accused of crying wolf, as figures show annual cap has never bitten.

Jan 13, 2017

Sir David Metcalf appointed to punish the rogues and protect the reputable.

Jan 6, 2017

A pledge to explore differing tax treatment where the work is the same is welcomed.

Dec 1, 2016

Routing agency temps through companies for VAT & NI EA doesn’t work, taxman insists.

Nov 17, 2016

Further Reading

Recruitment boss helps an IT contractor unsure who to ask for a testimonial.

Recruiter helps an ex-public sector worker looking for his first commercial contract.

Solicitor helps an IT contractor told to reduce his rate five weeks in owing to agent error.

Legal aid for a contractor whose negotiated rate doesn't reflect the seniority of her work.

IT freelancers may receive a cautious response for changing tack.

Sign of the times, as one contractor seeks consistency before pay.

Agent asked whether there's a right time to renegotiate.

Roger Sinclair offers advice to an IT contractor denied an extension to their contract at the last minute.

Can the law help when previous clients write terrible things about you?

Discover who makes the decision to take on a contractor, and do better at interview.

Practicality and law mean end clients prefer agents.

Legal expert, John Antell, replies to a contractor 'ripped off' by an agent, who convinced him to accept a lower rate, and then took over 50%.