About Temporary/Contract Workers
Contract Workers Defined
Staffing agencies offer a broad array of services to their clients and candidates.
The range of industries "temps" are placed in is ever broadening. So is the definition of a temp.
IT Contractors Surveyed
The fast trackers in the Information Technology industry tend to earn as much as
20% more than their full-time peers. Employers are willing to pay a premium to
access these specialized skills. At the high and low ends of the wage scale are
those who are either part-time by choice, semi-retirees, or new entrants into the
industry and/or contractor sector.
Transitioning Through Temping
Who are the temps in today's staffing pool and what awaits them in their search
for new opportunities? Many people while in the process of a job search decide
that they want a complete career change and they are frequently turning to more
technology-oriented opportunities. This transition is often best accomplished by temping.
Earnings in IT
From the broadest perspective, for I.T. pros, having the hottest skill sets is
how you follow the money. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation, Data
Warehousing/Data Mining and Project Management professionals have been identified
as possessing the highest paying skill sets.
Top IT Jobs and Salaries
There are many reasons IT contract professionals choose this independent style
of work; flexibility, ability to choose assignments, earning potential and tax
advantages to name just a few. But with all these advantages there is also a
downside. They have to stay current in their field of expertise and keep their
skills up to date in order to be competitive and land the jobs.