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News about it contracting
  • Success factors in IT contracting

    Independent freelancers and contractors cite flexibility, independence, higher incomes as factors that are important to them continuing in their roles.

  • IT job axing may be coming to an end as economy recovers

    The minutes from the latest Reserve Bank board meeting paint an overall positive picture for the economy. There are further signs of stabilisation in the world economy. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) outcome for the March quarter had been surprisingly strong and even though business sector investment had fallen by six per cent in the March quarter, this was still a stronger performance than in many other countries, according to the minutes.

  • IT hiring spree in sight as contractors lead the way

    While the last three months has seen flat IT employment levels, a rise in contractor hiring across Australia has contributed to very early signs of green shoots of recovery in the sector, according to IT recruitment firm Peoplebank.

Features about it contracting
  • IT Contracting: How to Get Started on Elance, oDesk

    Nathan Wenneker joined Elance, an online freelance marketplace, in August 2008 because he wanted to become a self-employed IT contractor. The web application developer had no interest in a traditional full-time IT job; he wanted control over when he worked, how much he worked and the kind of work he did.

  • Tech workers: Ready to be a free agent?

    In these uncertain times, who isn't worried about job security? There are ominous signs aplenty: tech projects put on the chopping block, layoffs looming, and spotty full-time hiring opportunities on job boards. It's good to have a backup plan in case you're let go, and one plan is to prepare yourself to be a free agent.