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There are hundreds of different types of ‘IT contractor’ that you can become, these can range from IT Security contractors to IT Software Developer contractors. However, in order to become any type of IT contractor, you will need to ensure that you have a skill or skills that you are an expert in. The main difference between a permanent job and a contract job is that contractors are essentially a business performing a service for a client rather than working for an employer as permanent staff do. As a contractor, you have the freedom and flexibility to work with a variety of clients on different projects and gain beneficial skills along the way.
Once you have enough experience and consider yourself to be skilled in a field, you can start looking for IT contract jobs. You might also want to consider how you will operate as a contractor, will you be setting up a limited company, working under an umbrella company, or working as an employee of a company for the length of your contract? It is worth noting that if you are working as an employee of a company for the length of your contract this is actually a short-term employee contract e.g. maternity or sickness cover, which is different from an IT contract job where you offer your services to clients as a business.
The amount you earn as an IT contractor will take into account a number of factors such as the field you’re in, the level of skills you have, the experience you have, the location you are working in as well as the companies you work for. It’s difficult to calculate the average pay as different positions and industries can play a huge factor as well as how much the demand there is for your particular skills. However, on average you can expect to earn around £50-£60 per hour based on a daily rate of £400. Make sure to take into consideration that this a total sum from which you have to pay taxes etc.
The simple answer to this is that no, you don’t necessarily need a degree to become an IT contractor, however, you will likely need some form of qualification in your field. For example, if you are a Project Manager contractor, then you may need qualifications as CAPM or PMP.