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micromoth
25th June 2012, 15:08
Hi,

I've just been made redundant from my last permanent role and thought that this would be a good time to get back into contracting, I was contracting for a couple of years ago. So far I've been put forward and had several interviews for roles, but no contracts as yet. Not sure what the problem is. I thought that contracts would be quicker to get started on.

What's the contract market like now? Does it take long to get started with your first contract?

Thanks
Stephen

sog
25th June 2012, 16:05
Stephen, I would like to know more about it too.
What area are you in? What skills?

stek
25th June 2012, 18:26
Market is the worst ever it's fair to say....

CodeCobbler
25th June 2012, 20:34
Great just what we need more of you taking our jobs.

Wanderer
26th June 2012, 19:48
What's the contract market like now? Does it take long to get started with your first contract?

:wave: Welcome

No one can say what it's going to be like for you, it's different for everyone but broadly speaking the market is not great at the moment to be honest. Have a look around and see what's there - keep your options open for contract or permie.

Have a read of the First Timers guide and other stuff on the right side of this page, that way you won't be coming on here asking dumb questions. :grin

When you pitch for a contract remember that your hourly rate has got to be your permie salary / 1000. Sounds generous but remember that you will be self employed with none of the permie benefits like sick pay, annual leave or redundancy to fall back on.

Good luck