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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.

Jobs News

Cyber crime divides firms, as traders aren’t bothering but corporates are.

Jul 22, 2014

Landing the job is sometimes just a trio of questions away, says Alistair Cox.

Jul 15, 2014

Demand and rates for cyber security freelancers are on the up, both at home and abroad.

Jun 24, 2014

The Digital Skills Committee will explore ICT, skills and the UK’s competitiveness.

Jun 16, 2014

Java developers, software managers and consultants lead the network's 'movers' table.

May 22, 2014

Workers taking whatever they can get isn’t why self-employment is booming – report.

May 20, 2014

Corporate techies emerge as the latest must-have among foreign spy agencies.

May 7, 2014

IT budgets set to spike at investment management firms, securities traders and insurance brokers.

Apr 4, 2014

'Masters of their own fates' set to outstrip the number of public sector staff in four years.

Mar 27, 2014

Firm's offering to would-be techies more than computes to its ex-CEO.

Mar 6, 2014

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%.