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Contract work is a lucrative option for IT professionals

Date: 31 December 2012

IT professionals in contract work may seem to have it easy. Daily rates are high, they regularly move between jobs and, when their skills are in demand, they can select projects that suit their interests and professional development. They have loyalty to their industry, but not always to any one firm.

Steve Yendell, executive director of Selby Jennings, says that most “move into contracting either because they see that their skills will be attractive in the market, because they’ll be able to work on a variety of projects, or for short-term income maximisation.” Contractors get choice over what they work on and where they work.

This comes at a price. Yendell stresses that “contractors expect a pay premium because they sacrifice the security and benefits of a permanent position.” J

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