Find better UK IT contracts at better rates

We currently have a broad range of UK IT contracting roles available. In particular, we are looking for software developers, DevOps specialists, testers, infrastructure engineers, project managers, business analysts and IT support staff.

If you have at least 2 years’ experience, we can help you find the right role quickly.

Did you know that over 60% of contracts aren’t advertised? And these tend to be the premium roles. We can help you find these using our established network of recruiters and employers.

To find a UK IT contract role suited to your skills, please register your interest using the form on this page. We will then arrange a call to discuss current opportunities best suited to your specific requirements and experience.

We’ll find you UK IT contracts that maximise your career and earnings potential.

If you’re new to contracting, we offer UK IT contractor training & support services to help you get set up and quickly establish a successful contracting career including :-

  • Who to contact to find the best jobs
  • How to find unadvertised jobs
  • What you should be earning
  • Help negotiating better contract rates
  • How to secure the best contracts for your career development



Current UK IT Contract Rates (2021)

The roles we are currently filling are listed below with an indication of current UK IT contractor rates (for 2020). Bear in mind that these rates depend on your skills and experience, and London IT contracts tend to attract higher rates than those in other parts of the UK.

UK IT Contract RoleAverage daily UK contract rates (dependent on experience)Key Skills Required (at least one or more of the following)
Developers (various roles)£375 - £475PHP, Java, .NET, Web, iOS, Oracle
Web & E-Commerce Developers£350 - £400C#, HTML, JavaScript, .NET, MVC, ASP.NET, CSS
Project Managers, Programme Managers£450 - £600Prince2, Stakeholder Management, Agile, Change Management, MS Project, PMI
Business Analysts£400 - £450Agile, Stakeholder Management, Finance
Data Analysts,
Business Intelligence
£450SQL, Finance, Data Modelling, Data Quality, Migration, BI, Excel, Data Management and Migration, Oracle, ETL
Test Analysts with automation experience£325 - £350Agile, Selenium, SQL, Java, Test Scripting, QA, BDD, Cucumber, JIRA
Network Engineers / Administrators£375Firewall, Cisco, CCNP/CCNA, Juniper, Checkpoint
Infrastructure / Windows Engineers£350VMWare, Active Directory, Windows Server, Linux, Cisco, Citrix, ITIL
Second Line Support Engineers£160 - £200Windows 7/8/10, Active Directory, MS Office, ITIL, Exchange, VMWare, Citrix, SCCM
Third Line Support Engineers£275 - £325Windows Server, VMWare, Active Directory, Citrix, SCCM, Cisco, MS Exchange DNS, Firewall, Office 365, ITIL
DBAs and Systems Administrators£360 - £425SQL, SQL Server, Oracle, Performance Tuning, Linux, Unix
Oracle Specialist £450Oracle Database, SQL, Java, Finance, Agile, Linux, Unix, XML
Network /Cyber Security Consultant£500CISSP,ISO/IEC 27001, Checkpoint, CISCO, Firewall
Average day rates for the most popular UK contracting roles
Please add approx X% for London Contract Rates

The 2021 UK IT Contract Market Outlook

Due to current economic conditions, the UK IT contracting market has grown to just over 50% of the overall IT job market.

Brexit presents many opportunities for non-EU international jobseekers. With many EU workers leaving, there is a shortage of supply and foreign techies are in a great position to find work, and this is set to continue. UK IT contractors earning £500+ per day have increased to 42% of the market.

As the Covid situation improves in the UK, the IT market is now beginning to move again. UK IT contractors forecast to be in high demand this year are: Developers/Programmers such as .Net Developers, Java Developers and C# Developers, Cyber Security Experts, Infrastructure Engineers, Database Administrators, Business Analysts, and Test Analysts with automation experience. Demand changes week by week, so please enquire for an up-to-date list.

Send us your CV for a quick assessment of current UK IT contract roles best suited to your experience.

UK IT contractor support services

UK IT Contractor Support Services

If you’re new to contracting, we offer UK contractor training and support to help you get started and continue developing your career. This includes optimising your UK contractor CV to get to the top of recruiters’ lists and helping you learn how to secure better daily rates.

We also offer free umbrella company services and Limited Company set up. 

Check out how you could benefit by looking at our UK Job Search Support Services

understand the benefits of UK contracting

Contracting or Permanent?

Unsure whether contracting in the UK is right for you? Read our guide on why it pays to contract to understand how you could benefit. 

We also have some interesting permanent opportunities that offer the security of a regular salary with the benefits of contracting.

We specialise in helping international jobseekers launch successful UK IT contracting careers

Moving to the UK to find work can be a daunting experience. We are here to help make this process as easy as possible.

We will help you understand how the UK IT contracting market works, who to contact and find out how much you’re worth.

Our aim is to help you find not just any job, but a contract role that genuinely helps you achieve your potential.

We will give you help and support before you leave home, and continue this support when you arrive from our central London offices or online. 

Over the past 9 years we have found UK IT contracts for candidates with a number of high profile companies across Financial Services, Media, Telecommunications. E-commerce, Retail and more.

Whether you want to find IT contracts in London or elsewhere in the UK, our extensive network of contacts together with our contractor support services will enable you to find better UK IT contracts at better rates. 

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