8 common mistakes to avoid as a contractor - Infographic

Friday 19th September, 2014
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PayStream have identified some common mistakes that contractors make during their professional career and this is our guide to try and help you avoid making those same mistakes.

As an umbrella company or limited company contractor, being aware of these simple mistakes can mean the difference between more attractive pay rates and securing your next contract.

Click here for more information on 8 common mistakes to avoid as a contractor and here for a full version of our infographic.



The ability to negotiate effectively is a key skill for any contractor. It can lead to a noticeable difference in your pay rate. Do your research on industry averages alongside average pay rates for contractors with a similar skill set to yourself and use this as a benchmark. Remember, you should aim high but expect to compromise.