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Why Contract?

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Contracting is the preferred employment type for many professionals across Scotland and the UK, however it also provides benefits to those who are in-between permanent roles, or are looking to return to work after a break.

Whilst  the reasons for contracting may be individual, the advantages include: 


The Money

Skilled talent is in high demand, and is crucial to the success of many organisations. Due to the inherent flexibility of contracting roles, employers typically pay higher rates - and if you choose to set up your own limited company then there may be several tax benefits.

Whilst salaries can vary from role to role, your dedicated Eden Scott consultant will secure the best possible rate of pay for your specific assignment.


Harness New Skills 

Working in multiple environments and markets will allow you to expand and broaden your existing skill set.

Whether you’re working on a specific project or providing cover for a permanent role, you will develop new skills that will help your CV stand out from the rest, enhancing your future career prospects. 


Career Change 

Contract work is the main route that many professionals take to change career. Securing a permanent role without the relevant skills and experience can be challenging.

By working fixed term, you will gain the skills to improve your future employability within a new field.



As a contractor, you are in control of which positions you take up - enabling you to work when you choose. Contractors enjoy the flexibility of being able to fit their work around their lives, and have the option to take extended breaks to meet the demands of family life.

The variety of the work that contracting offers means you will have fresh challenges to keep you stimulated in your career.


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