Contract VS Permanent

Contract VS Permanent

Does this sound familiar?

You have been looking for a permanent developer for the last 2 months, you haven’t seen many promising perm CV’s, you’ve been messed around by the good ones you have seen, spent hour’s talking to recruiters both internal and external, only to end up without a new developer and now you’ve lost ground on a number of important projects. Maybe the current team are being overworked and getting frustrated too? 

I have a solution.

To take on a contractor on a day rate contract costs on par, sometimes less, than hiring on a permanent employee, plus you won’t lose 3 months of your life, your current team or any ground on that vital project! 🙂

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: £375 per day

Permanent: £55,000 per annum

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Employers NI 13.8%

Permanent: Employers NI 13.8% – (You pay)

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Employees NI 12%

Permanent: Employees NI 12% – (You pay)

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Finder’s Fee (Zero)

Permanent: Finder’s Fee Avg 20% (You pay)

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Avg 28 days holidays per annum

Permanent: Avg 28 days holidays per annum (You pay)

Contract VS Permanent

Contract: Avg Sick days 10 days per annum

Permanent: Avg Sick days 10 days per annum (You pay)

Contract: Total cost: £82,500 per annum                                                   

Permanent: Total Cost: £80,190

(This figure does not include further costs associated with company perks ie; pensions, laptops, healthcare, bonus, training course etc.)

Additional benefits

  • Many contractors prefer longer contracts. If anything it will be your permanent candidates that are leaving to go contracting.
  • No recruitment finder’s fee. If a permanent member decides to leave (after the rebate) the fee is lost – (£11,000)
  • Contractors bring vast knowledge and experience to you and the team. Contractors are able to hit the ground running and do not take as much time or hand-holding to get up to scratch on your systems as maybe as a permanent developer would.
  • Contractors work on a day rate so their work mentality is to work at their full potential from day 1.
  • Flexible Notice periods and end dates on contract.

I have been placing Product & Engineering contractors for over 16 years, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch call 07858 973 473 or email Jordan@lewishollings.com

References received by contractors can be found here: Hiring Contractors? Looking for a Contract role?

 

Senior Ruby Developer. Contract. London. 6 Months. £500+

Senior Ruby Developer. Contract. London. 6 Months. £500+

Lewis Hollings are partnering with a brilliant Mobile Start-up to hire a Senior Ruby Developer on an initial 6 month contract.

The contract is based in the Old Street area of London, you’ll be required to be onsite between 9-5 on week days with some flexibility to work remote / from home a couple of days a per week.

We are looking for an experienced and talented Contract Developer to take full ownership of his or her work, from design to implementation to deployment and beyond – The best candidates will be interested in building a brilliant product, not just writing code.

Our client has some interesting and challenging problems to solve – They offer a great opportunity to work within the Fin-Tech space with Payments & Machine Learning.

Here’s the current stack:

  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • React
  • Heroku
  • Postgres
  • Redis
  • Github

Requirements Required skills & experience:

  • Significant experience working with Ruby on Rails, and relational databases
  • Substantial experience with automated testing, integration testing and TDD
  • Strong ability with OOP Javascript, HTML and CSS
  • A thorough understanding of what’s required in building scalable software
  • Extensive experience of working as part of an Agile product team
  • Experience with ES6, React, React native
  • Experience working on mobile apps

For more details please call 07858973743 and send a copy of your CV to Jordan@lewishollings.com

Contract. Senior Fullstack Software Engineer (Ruby & Javascript). Fin-tech. London. £400pd

We are looking for a Senior Fullstack Software Engineer with excellent Ruby and Javascript skills to work within the product engineering team to design and build engaging digital features for the Fin-Tech Industry,

Our client is really exciting Fin-Tech startup offering the opportunity to work with AI. 

This is a contract opportunity and we are keen to speak to developers happy to work in London – Full-time, 4 to 5 days per week.

Required Skills and Exposure:

  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • Front-end web development with Javascript (Ember, React or Angular)
  • AWS

This would suit a seasoned contractor with great Ruby experience and an interest in AI digital products, specifically for the Fin-tech industry,

Experience with A another development languages is a added bonus as our client is comfortable using a combination of technologies, and choose the right ones to use for each tech problem they solve.

This 6 month contract paying c£400 although negotiable for the right candidates.

For more details please send a copy of your CV to CV@lewishollings.com

Ruby on Rails Developer – Contract – London – £450pd

Ruby on Rails Developer – Contract – London – £450pd

Skills Needed:

  • Strong Ruby on Rails experience
  • Understanding of object-orientated programming
  • Familiarity with continuous integration

We are on the hunt for a *Contract* Ruby on Rails Developer for a rapidly expanding, well-funded, tech business based in London.

We are looking for someone to be a major influence and contributor to the future development of the software platform and main product.

The role will require a developer with an absolute passion for Ruby technologies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, building and maintaining reliable code and the best candidates will believe that TDD and clean coding practices are the right way to build applications and will thrive in a fast-paced, agile startup work environment.

For more details, please contact Jordan on 07858973473 or email your CV to CV@lewishollings.com

 

Senior Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails / FullStack) | 6 Month Contract | London | £450pd

Senior Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails / FullStack) | 6 Month Contract | London | £400pd

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails / FullStack) to work within the product engineering team to design and build engaging digital features.

The current stack includes a combination of Ruby on Rails and Ember.js built on top of Amazon AWS – Our client is comfortable using a combination of technologies, and choose the right ones to use for each problem they solve.

Required experience:

  • 3+ years of commercial Ruby development experience.
  • Experience with front-end web development frameworks (e.g., Angular, Meteor or Ember).

This 6 month contract will best suit a candidate with experience delivering early stage products within a startup environment.

For more details please send a copy of your CV to CV@lewishollings.com