Contract jobs in the field of technology include applications analyst, eLearning developer, SQL report writer, systems analyst and Web designer. Senior network IP telephony analyst, business systems analyst, IT project coordinator, system administrator and UAT analyst are also among thousands of online postings for contract positions as of July 2015.
Technology contracts range from a few weeks to months in length. Advertised as a long-term contractor position is a 12-month position as an information risk management specialist. Another long-term contract posting, as of July 2015, seeks a data scientist to conduct research, experiments and data analysis in Mountain View, California. A senior data science consultant is sought for a long-term contract to do data modelling and serve as a data translation expert in Charlotte, North Carolina. Some contracts involve traveling outside the United States, such as a contract position for a delivery platform project manager available in Heredia, Costa Rica, or a contract for a senior angular developer in Ontario, Canada.
Benefits of working as a tech contractor include flexible hours, selecting one's own customers and specific market niche, and being exposed to new and different technologies -- something less likely when working for one employer. Drawbacks include endless networking, the stress that can come with frequent job changes and the record-keeping and reporting responsibilities of running a business.