IT Contracting Advice


Is There A Demand for IT Contractors Currently?

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by Conor Kealy
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Welcome to the exhilarating world of tech contracting, where the demand for IT superheroes is skyrocketing, and the digital landscape is buzzing with action! Amidst economic upheavals and the pandemic’s aftermath, a new era of online business has dawned, blazing brighter than ever before.


Stepping Out of Your comfort Zone into IT Contracting

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by Victoria Cojocaru
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In recent years, the demand for IT contractors has grown significantly in Ireland. With its thriving tech industry and a wide range of exciting opportunities, becoming an IT contractor can offer both professional and financial rewards. This blog aims to guide aspiring and tech hungry individuals through the process of becoming an IT contractor in Ireland, highlighting the essential skills and pathways to success.


IT Contracting In A Remote World

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by Aaron Thornton
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“Is this role remote?” is probably one of the most common questions I get asked when talking to contractors about different roles, and quite honestly, the amount of times I’m saying yes has been less and less as time has gone on from our time living with the disease that shall not be named. This, however, got me thinking about the state of the remote world of IT contracting. Is it viable to work remotely in today’s market? Well, so glad you asked, because now I can continue writing this blog for you to enjoy!


Top Pointers on  Negotiating Contracting Rates

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by Aaron Thornton
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You may have already read my amazing article on how much money you can make as a contractor, and now you need to know how to negotiate the rate. Unlike permanent positions, where you can negotiate salary, benefits, sign-on bonuses etc., you simply need to negotiate the contract rate and the contract length. So, with that in mind, let me give you some tips!


Ever Wondered How Much Money You Can Make As A Contractor?

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by Aaron Thornton
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As a contract recruitment consultant, I deal with contractors every day, but I also deal with people who are on the fence about contracting. I know that before I was well-versed on the world of contracting, I would have admittedly been quite oblivious to the idea of being a contractor. It just simply never crossed my mind.


What to Consider with Contract and Permanent Jobs

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by Sean Whelan
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If you’re looking to dive back into the job market, it’s always important to gain a better understanding of the options available. The best way to do this is to compare what the differences are between potential job opportunities within both contract and permanent positions.


The Journey from an IT Contract Job to a Permanent Position

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As a Contractor, what’s the best way of converting my contract into a permanent job?

On a daily basis I speak with people seeking IT jobs in Dublin. At GemPool we have the luxury of working with some of the most attractive IT companies in the world, however a lot of these roles are based on a contract.

The below I hope will be some guidance on how to tip the scale in your favour in order to get a permanent role.


Why don’t we have ‘Contract-To-Hire’ Arrangements in Ireland?

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by Michael Lantry
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In the USA the use of contract to hire arrangements is quite a popular approach for bringing in talent. So why do we not see it in Ireland where so many US owned companies operate and, quite often, our talent acquisition strategies and workforce structures align? Here we will attempt to explain what ‘contract to hire’ is and why it is not used by employers in Ireland.


Pros and Cons of IT Contracting

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by Cathal McAliskey
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Contracting is where you are hired to work on a project or task for a set period of time, normally 6 or 12 months. You receive what is called a contract for service rather than a contract of service (perm position). The 2 types of contracting are fixed term or daily rate.


Is IT Contracting Right for You? Have You A choice?

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IT contracting has recently been gaining popularity considering the market situation and improving people’s willingness to jump on board with contracting opportunities. However we’ve always come across a variety of questions from candidates on whether contracting is beneficial or not for them and their career path. In last week’s blog, Cathay Wojnicki spoke about a few tips for new contractors, however the list below covers a few more topics that might be helpful and might set you up on a path to a successful contracting career.


Top Tips for new IT Contractors

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In recent years, IT contracting has become an agreeable option for many developers. This is largely due to multinational IT companies choosing Ireland for their European headquarters, and respectively, the vast amount of choice that experienced developers have when choosing a new job. Not only does contracting come with flexibility for the worker, but increased pay and better life to work balance to name a few. However, in the post COVID-19 market, how can those looking to move into IT contract work be best prepared? Below I have outlined some key nuggets of information to get you ready for your new career adventure.


Filling Contract Roles In A Company

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Contract workers play a key role in the IT sector. They are hired to carry out specific projects. They are distinct from permanent employees as they are required to perform certain project roles in many organisations. These skilled workers compliment the permanent workers in the companies they serve. Hiring contractors is becoming extremely popular in the IT sector as more companies aim to fill niche roles.


Contracting with Stability

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The Software Development team in GemPool have traditionally recruited for a mixture of contract and permanent job opportunities in recent years. When a candidate is faced with a dilemma of choosing one or the other, there is a recurring theme of job stability that has routinely emerged as a deciding factor.


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