Contracting work has become more popular over the last few years. While it may not be for everyone, it can be a rewarding and fulfilling way to work for those who are willing to take the leap.

What is contract work?

Contract work is when a business needs to hire a worker to complete a specific job over a specific period of time. It is a temporary position within a business, however, this does come with many benefits.

What are the benefits?

1. More Control over Your Work

Getting to choose the projects you work on and who you work with lets you follow the career path you want to fulfil. You can choose projects that suit you and your priorities compared to the limitations of more traditional roles.

2. Work-life balance

One of the biggest benefits is the flexibility contract work offers. Gaps between jobs are much more common than in traditional permanent jobs. This gives you more freedom to pursue personal goals, focus on your hobbies or spend time with loved ones.

3. Diverse Work Experience

Now more than ever the opportunities you have are endless. With so many businesses now implementing contracting you have a lot more options. You can work on a variety of projects and gain experience in different industries.

4. Gain Desirable Skills

The skills you can learn while contracting are some of the most wanted by employers. Being able to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, adapt to different projects, work to deadlines and much more.

5. Competitive Salary

Contract workers are usually paid on a daily or hourly basis meaning you could earn a lot more for your work than if you were on a yearly wage in a traditional role.

Industries and roles you can do contract work in

You’d be surprised at the number of industries and roles you can find contract work in:

  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Business Support
  • Finance
  • And more!
  • Copywriting
  • Graphic Designers
  • Software Developers
  • Project Managers

Contracting work is particularly common in fields where project-based work is common or specialised skills are in high demand. But as more people are pushing for flexibility, businesses are having to adapt to the demand and offer various new contract positions.

As with anything there are some limitations to doing contract work, from job uncertainty to no holiday pay or other company benefits. But it all depends on your work/life situation and what you look to get out of a job.

Does contracting sound like you?

Look at our jobs today and contact the team to find your next contractor job.