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IT Contractor Rates

Here at Nixon Williams we offer a comprehensive IT contractor accountancy service that is second-to-none. Our vast expertise and wealth of experience in the field means that you will not find a high quality, professional service anywhere else. 

As friendly, expert accountants we can manage all your finances and tax affairs for you to ensure all your books are in order. We can liaise with HM Revenue & Customs, file your tax return and set up your Limited Company for you so you can sit back and concentrate on becoming a successful freelancer. 

It can be extremely time consuming and strenuous handling all of the paperwork but with our help you can focus on your business and let us do all the hard work for you. We offer a premium IT contractor service for just £95 + VAT a month but this will seem unsubstantial when the contracts start pouring in. The demand for freelancers in the IT sector is high and as the business grows, let us keeps all your taxes in order. 

But what should you charge and on what basis?

Well many IT freelancers charge on either an hourly or daily basis and these charges vary considerably depending on the specific IT skill. Some IT contractors can charge more based on their experience in the industry and the type of skill they possess but here is a general guide on the IT skill and the average hourly and daily rates. 

But please bear in mind this is only an estimate and prices really do depend on the type of work being fulfilled, the amount of time it will require, and your level of expertise. When quoting for work, take into account your expenses and the margin for profits. 

    Hourly     Daily
Developer £32.50 £375
Analyst £16.00 £380
Project Manager £30.00 £450
Consultant £32.50 £430
Java Developer £36.25 £475
.NET Developer £30.50 £325
C# Developer £30.00 £425
(Figures from ITJobsWatch: correct in July 2012) 

Whatever rate you decide to charge your client, ensure you keep your finances organised and get in touch with us today for expert accountancy services. 

Why Choose Nixon Williams?

At Nixon Williams our aim is to assist in making your contracting life easier by removing the stress normally associated with accounting, taxation and other financial issues experienced by contractors.

Each of our clients are provided with a single point of contact that will be on hand to assist with any accountancy or tax related queries.

We invest a large amount in people; indeed 98% of our accounting staff having either completed or are studying towards one of the following qualifications: ACMA, ACCA, CTA, ATT or AAT.

If you have any questions about contracting or would like any further advice please call our new business team on 01253 362062, email: or join us today by completing our online application form.