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Contract vs Full-time: What's right for you?

Posted by David Brown, Executive Vice President, Veredus | Hays, on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016

USIT Blog: Contract to full timeMore than half (57%) of IT employers want to transition their current contract staff to full time.

What are the upsides of such a move and what should you consider before making your decision?

According to our Tech Talent Guide survey results, 57 per cent of respondents say they would like to transition their current contract staff to full time, with almost half of that group specifically looking for developers to make the move.

Should you consider the move?

The main reason to transition to full time from contract work is for the longer term career opportunities. If your career ambitions include reaching senior management, VP, or C-suite levels then at some point you will need to change to a fulltime position to get the necessary experience

Our results show that 41 percent of employer respondents having a formal succession plan for their IT staff, showing that many employers are  looking for IT staff that not only can deliver on the initial project, but support the business’ long-term growth plans.

Look for opportunities with clear career path options, and consider what other benefits could be available. Health benefits, vacation days, flexible work options, and other employer offerings could help support a work/life balance and lifestyle that will make going full-time the best decision in the short as well as long-term.

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Lead BI Developer Raleigh 1061440
BI Developer Tampa Bay 1061092
Director, Enterprise Data & Analytics Dallas 1061334
Data Warehouse Analyst Richmond 1061269
.NET Developer/Architect Atlanta 1060936
Senior Python/Django Developer Washington, DC 1060468
ESB Development Lead New York 1060605


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