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How much can I earn as a contractor?

Limited or Permanent Employee? Firstly, let us say this is not SJD promoting or recommending that any contractor works through their own Limited company. You and only you can make this decision. There are pros and cons for...

Limited Company vs PAYE Umbrella - 'The ultimate (quick) guide'

PAYE Umbrella This is where you ' the contractor' essentially become an employee of the umbrella company. You submit time-sheets to the umbrella who will in turn, invoice the end client (or agency) for the work done by you....

What is an IT Support Technician?

If you've ever been the go-to person in your family or circle of friends for technical issues then you might want to consider a role as an IT support technician. Many of us rely on computers and technology for everyday things...

Job Alerts

We regularly have new and exciting job vacancies that will be relevant to you. Why not save time with a Job Alert by Email? Simply input your criteria or preferences once and we will email you job matches. Our search agents...

IT Support Interview Questions

When interviewing for an IT Support job role, you will likely to be questioned on both your general skillset and your technical abilities. It is important to make sure you are going into an interview fully prepared. The main...

How to get started as an IT contractor

If you've decided your brain is wired to run your own business, then the next question is how to trade? For some, an umbrella company might be an ideal way to test the contracting waters. Essentially an umbrella company handles...

How to get a job in IT support

Technology has progressed so much in recent years that it has also led to an increase in demand for IT support job roles. As we all know, things can go wrong and technical glitches can crop in the unlikeliest of places due to...

Agency Workers Regulations – which contractors are affected?

The Agency Workers Regulations ("AWR") become legislation on 1 October 2011. The legislation will give temporary agency workers the same basic rights, after 12 weeks in the same assignment, as those on a comparable permanent...

IR35: What are the implications for contractors?

IR35 is a piece of UK tax legislation, introduced in 2000, and designed to tackle "disguised employment". The legislation affects freelancers working through an 'intermediary' such as a limited company. Since trading via a...

Guide to Umbrella Companies

When starting out as a contractor or freelancer, the main two different ways of trading are setting up a limited company and using the services of an Umbrella company. Umbrella companies offer a headache-free and convenient way...

Contracting vs permanent

Most it contractors start out as their permanent counterparts and, having notched up several years' worth of client contacts, training and expertise in their area, decide to move into the more flexible terrain of contracting....

IT Support Salary

The IT and engineering sectors have seen the greatest job growth rates across the UK. As a result, now is the perfect time to be looking for IT jobs if you have the relevant skills. There has been a definitive rise in the number...

IT Support Recruitment Agency Directory

Please find below a useful list of IT Support Recruitment Agencies. TechnoRecruit TechnoRecruit, Fixed Fee Recruitment Agency. TechnoRecruit is a specialist IT recruitment agency, with a long and successful...

Daily rate checker for IT support contractors

Pay is one of the main motivators of contract based work so of course, you’ll want to know that you’re getting paid the going rate. With this in mind,SJD Accountancy in partnership with Technojobs have built a Contractor rate...

Working in IT Support

Working in IT support involves monitoring and maintaining the computer systems and networks in an organisation. IT support officers install and configure computer systems, diagnose hardware / software faults and solve technical...