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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

Reed's post-referendum data dispels fears of a tech hiring freeze.

Jul 22, 2016

Robots primed to take over a quarter of business service roles by 2035.

Jul 14, 2016

The former favourite of tech contractors announces a new cull to Group IT.

Jul 1, 2016

Before their job goes abroad, many of the bank's IT staff must upskill whoever takes it.

May 19, 2016

Technology at the heart of jobs which hirers give up trying to fill full-time.

May 9, 2016

'Disastrous' claims Unite; 'careful and sensitive' counters Lloyds.

Apr 22, 2016

Techies affected by HMRC ending its IT contract early are called to action.

Apr 5, 2016

Tier 2 accusations fly, as 900 of the airline's UK tech jobs look destined for India.

Feb 29, 2016

Work is a source of contentment for one-man bands; for permies is just a means to it.

Feb 25, 2016

Avert IT meltdowns every month or so by having extra tech nous at the top, says MP.

Jan 26, 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%.