As a temporary worker, you’re either employed on an interim, temporary or contract basis. Here is a quick run down of the differences:

  • Interim roles are generally created to cater for short or long-term projects. They are usually management roles that require specialist skills. For instance, specialist interim managers can cover the gap that occurs when someone leaves.
  • They handle the job on a day-to-day basis; give you the opportunity to properly assess your future needs for the role, help lift your company to the next level, and in some cases even advise on their long-term replacement.
  • Temporary workers may fill a role for as little as one day. If you are available to work on a temporary basis, we will recommend you to employers who need to fill a role quickly.
  • Contract roles operate in a very similar manner to interim management, however the type of work varies greatly. In some industries contractors are referred to as freelancers or consultants.

The company hiring decides the specifics of each role, so each role is different.

How much will I get paid as a contractor?
Your hourly rate will vary according to your professional skills and experience. Usually you’ll earn more than you would as a full-time employee, to accommodate leave and tax requirements.

Can contracting help my career? Exposure to a variety of companies and roles opens up opportunities to make contacts and trial different job types. Each contract role provides the chance to impress a prospective employer, while widening skills and building experience.

Some professionals base their entire career on contract work because they enjoy the flexibility and variety that contract roles provide. Find out more about the benefits of contracting.

How long do contracts normally last? Each contract varies greatly. Some last longer than a year while others are only for a few weeks. Browse the latest contract roles to get a feel for what is the norm in your industry//link// or speak to one of our consultants, today.

What kinds of contract roles are available?

We offer contract opportunities across the following industry sectors:

Start your journey in contracting today! Apply for contracting jobs and unlock a world of professional possibilities with Michael Page.

I want to start contracting. Who do I speak to?
Get in touch with Michael Page today for more advice on how to find the right temp job. The Michael Page Contracting Team will be happy to discuss what you’re looking for in a contract role, and suggest opportunities.