How to manage your finances as a contractor

As a contractor, you may be up to speed when it comes to skills and industry trends. But how much do you know about finance? Being aware of your finances is critical when you’re a contractor, but it’s something that we often overlook. Whether you’re just starting out or have been contracting for years, it […]

What are your resolutions for the new financial year as a contractor?

At the beginning of each year, many of us diligently make resolutions hoping to feel happier and more fulfilled in the year ahead. But 1 January isn’t the only day for resolution-making in a contractor’s diary. On 1 July, the new financial year begins, providing the perfect opportunity to identify ways you can be happier […]

3 tips for a successful contractor job application

Successful job application for contractor

When you decide to make the move into tech contracting, you’ve got to think about all sorts of things. Setting yourself up as an independent business, training yourself up in necessary skills and dealing with the financials will all come high on your to-do list, but you should also give a lot of consideration to […]

3 of the most desired tech contractor skills in AU and NZ

tech skills for contractors

The technology skills gap in this part of the world isn’t improving; Deloitte forecasts that Australia alone will require an additional 81,000 tech workers by 2023. Meanwhile, in New Zealand, technology roles remain firmly on the skill shortage list, even despite a recent tightening of immigration laws. While the skills gap is proving a struggle for […]

How to find a tech contractor job quickly

contractor job fast and quickly

Tech contracting comes with greater flexibility and control over your work, making it an attractive prospect for many tech professionals. This doesn’t mean you can give yourself a holiday whenever you want, however. If you’re out of work for a while, it may make you less attractive to potential clients, and it can be harder […]

How to find a tech contractor job quickly

Finding a job quickly

Tech contracting comes with greater flexibility and control over your work, making it an attractive prospect for many tech professionals. This doesn’t mean you can give yourself a holiday whenever you want, however. If you’re out of work for a while, it may make you less attractive to potential clients, and it can be harder […]

3 tips for negotiating the best contractor pay deal

3 tips best contractor deal

With an average annual salary of $129,000 (according to a report by the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association), contractors working in the technology space in Australia stand in good stead to win a very attractive pay deal. However, many people find salary negotiations one of the most awkward parts of the recruitment process, which makes achieving […]