The rate a contractor gets depends on the contractor skillset and the business sector that he, or she, is working in. It is best to have skills that are new and that are scarce also.
In terms of sectors, usually the banking sector and financial sectors are best.
Contracting for Government departments is usually the least well paid.
Contract Rates for Various Skills
The rates for various skills can be found on ITJobsWatch.
Contractors would be well advised to keep up to date with the rate paid in the marketplace for contractors with the skills they have and the sectors that they are in.
Otherwise they will get ripped off by unscrupulous agencies.[caption id="attachment_864" align="alignnone" width="176"] Contractor Skillset to get contracts with[/caption]