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WE don’t have an IT department here at CEJ.
We often wish we did, having long ago discovered both that Google does not have the answer to everything and that the old joke about IT being all about turning your machine off and on again was not strictly true.
What we do have – thanks in no small part to our occasional computer-based traumas – is a healthy respect for those whose job it is to make everything ok again when our PCs decide to have a bad hair day.
It seems that we’re not the only ones who understand that IT professionals are worth their weight in iPad Pros and, if a new survey is anything to go by, more and more are moving into the contracting sector.
According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (who should know), there were 119,617 registered IT contractors in the UK last year, compared to just 76,972 back in 2010. That’s quite a jump.
Not growing quite so fast, but growing nevertheless, is the number of women in IT contracting, with the fairer sex now accounting for 14% of the workforce, compared to 9% in 2010.
At CEJ, for one reason or another, many of our clients work in banking - but contracting is contracting and if you’re an IT contractor looking for an accountant to make the whole business simpler then we believe you won’t find anyone better than us. Visit our “Why choose us?” page for more information about what CEJ can do for you.
And if you’re currently working in some big firm’s IT department and are getting mightily tired of being tied to your employer’s apron strings, then have a think about why working as a contractor and going limited is well worth thinking about.
As ever, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch: email Jo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ben (email@example.com) or Peter (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they will get back to you sharpish.