.Net Contractor Guide
Whether you currently have a working knowledge of .NET or you're a developer looking for something different to challenge you, working as a contractor could be the next step for you.
Find below the benefits of becoming a .NET contractor, why this could be the right step for you and how much you might earn.
What is .NET?
.NET is a developer platform made by Microsoft. It allows users the chance to use the standard .Net ‘framework’ to create, evolve and tweak new or existing software programmes and applications.
Microsoft defines .NET as “A set of Microsoft software technologies for connecting information, people, systems, and devices. It enables a high level of software integration through the use of Web services—small, discrete, building-block applications that connect to each other as well as to other, larger applications over the Internet.”
Should I become a .NET contractor?
The initial framework of .NET is constantly updated with newer versions of the system available every few months. Like any piece of technology, companies are always striving to make it better, and in this case, making the programme more user-friendly and bug-free, giving another great opportunity for contractors to handle updates of the system when needed.
As a contractor, you have a distinct advantage: you can choose the companies you work for and the period of time you wish to work for them. Especially as a .NET contractor, the chances of getting paid a higher contractor fee in this field is a lot greater than normal contractors. The technicalities involved in this position do not make this the most popular field of contracting, yet the demand for jobs is high and still growing. From what started as a rather small job sector, the job opportunities have increased, with demand for contractors such as:
- .NET Developers
- .NET Framework
- .NET Web Developer
- .Net Programmer
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