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Setting Up as a Contractor? How To Get Sorted

The way that contracting roles are viewed has changed significantly over the past few years. The fear of any sort of lack of security has started to diminish and many specialists are now seeing it as a way of working that suits them and their lifestyle.

They have more flexibility, they can gain a lot of experience from working on different projects and of course, they can earn more money.

In more recent times, we spoke about how contracting roles are now in high demand due to Covid. Particularly because the situation has made the economy so unpredictable, that businesses are less confident in investing in full-time employees and instead are bringing in IT specialists for project-based work.

This is perfect for those who are already working on a contract basis but what if you’re not already set up as a limited company? Dealing with the administrative side of becoming a contractor can be a real headache for many.

Additionally, if you have recently lost your permanent role due to the crisis, then it’s very possible that you are looking to change over to contract work fairly quickly.

Fortunately, umbrella companies like Contracting Plus can do the hard work for you so that you can get working asap.

Here’s itContacting’s Associate Director Tracy Quinlan with Jimmy Sheehan from Contracting Plus to discuss how, together, we help to make the process a lot easier for candidates looking for contract roles.


How do I become a contractor?

Contracting is a great way to progress your career and widen your experience. And in the current climate, opting for a contract role – even if you later want to return to a permanent role – is definitely an attractive option for many.

“The first step to take is to get in touch with us here at itContracting and speak with one of our Recruitment Consultants, for us to assess your suitability for current/future opportunities across the IT contract market.”

“Roles move very quickly within the IT Contracting world, so once you’re engaged with us for your next role, our experienced team will take care of the rest.”

“We will help you both on the role suitability and then offer where to get the best advice with regard to Limited Company, Umbrella or Sole Trader Status.  That’s where Jimmy and the team at Contracting Plus can help.” says Tracy.


Achieving job security as a contractor

The nature of working as a contractor is that every contract has an end date. And because of this, the team at itContracting works closely with our contractors and will keep in regular contact with them to discuss ongoing opportunities.

They will also start to check in with you a couple of months before your contract is up to help ensure you have another job lined up once your current project has come to an end.


How you can get in touch

Over the phone

Like everyone right now, we’re working from home, but we’re still just as connected with the world. We’re available Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm, just call: 1890 911 211


Video calls

Perhaps you would like a chance to practice talking on a video call before an interview? Just drop us a line and let us know. Call us on 1890 911 211 to arrange.



Of course, you can get in touch with us via email and send us your CV at:


Live chat

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