Archive for the ‘Going Contracting’ Category

New Contract!

I have managed to leave my perm employer and start in my very first contract!   I will be blogging the experience of searching, finding jobs and then interviewing for them here. 

I’ll try to get a proper blog about interview questions for :

  • Excel
  • VBA
  • Finance
  • Some C# / .Net resources
  • C++ ( not so much )

I’ll also blog about my experiences of goign contracting with a view to setting up a Limited Company, Pay schemes and Agency negotiations too.


Is contracting for me?

So I guess even before thinking of accepting that contract its worth looking into if it is worth going contract on a particular rate?

Examples are good, I like clear examples so I shall endeavour to give the reader one.  There is enough HR waffle involved in this sort of thing normally!   So take a £50k Perm IT position.  To equal that on a daily rate would be in my estimation approx £220 p/day.  I get to this number by looking at working 230 days per year.  This magic number is taken from 260 possible working days.. 365 * ( 5 /7 ).    Then you need to take account of the 8 or so public holidays you probably won’t be able to work.  Then in order to have a life Read more…

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