00 353 1 8077106 info@iconaccounting.ie

8 Reasons to Become a Contractor

8 Reasons to Become a Contractor


Higher Pay Rates

Generally speaking as a contractor you will receive a premium level of pay when compared to traditional employees.



The ability to control when, where and how you work. Contractors can vary their working environments and have flexibility to move to new destinations


Entrepeneurial Spirit

Becoming a self-employed Contractor can be the first step for many into the world of business. It gives you the chance to sample the business life with the security of having a day rate contract behind you.



When working in various organisations , you will develop more skills and learn new technology. This is an invaluable tool to enable you to progress your career


Business Expenses

Professional Contractors may benefit from tax relief on certain business expenses that are incurred in relation to their contract. Costs such as business equipment, business travel and mobile may be allowable against tax and will in turn maximise your take home pay.


Work Life Balance

Professional contractors have the flexibility to maintain a healthy work-life balance when choosing when and where they contract. You may wish to take time off to travel or spend with family in between contracts. This is not always possible in permanent employment



Many Professional Contractors build up a network of clients and colleagues in various workplaces over the years. This is a useful tool to network and build business relationships with a varied group of business people and workers at different levels.


Avoidance of Office Politics

As a contractor you tend to avoid office politics and your main focus is to complete the task in hand and without becoming emotionally involved in situations.