Contracting 2019-06-13T13:40:35+00:00

Contract Recruitment Services

Having worked in the emerging technology space for more than 5 years, we have seen a real shift in the past 12 – 18 months to the rise of temporary, project-based work. Gone are the days of building an RPA CoE purely of permanent skilled workers brought from external companies, and upskilling internal capacities, with the rise in demand for skilled workers, more and more are moving towards freelance temporary work.

As Edge Tech are a complete solutions provider, we can no longer ignore this burgeoning sector of the market, and are keen to support our clients in whichever way possible. Whilst we will still be providing permanent talent that is second to none, we will now also offer highly experienced, experts who are available on short- and long-term contracts. There are many benefits to looking at a contractor solution including:

Peace of Mind

A contractor will come with a list of projects they have completed and the specific details of how they did it and what they needed. Take the guesswork out of your project and use an expert that has been there an done that. They can show you the best method and how to avoid the failures, as they have seen it and done it all before.

Time to delivery

There will be fewer blockages in the way of your project, it will take a lot less time. The person coming on board will often be available quicker, sometimes as soon as the week or day after your decision to start the project. This means your project can start quicker, with no time wasted upskilling anyone internally to complete this role, and not taking anyone away from their day job. As they are an external contractor, they will not be hindered by other projects internally, or any internal politics, they are there for one job and one job only, to deliver your project, on time and in budget.


Often seen as the main advantage for using contractors is the flexibility, once the project is completed, so is their contract. If you are experiencing a busy period, you can bolster your team with contractors who can get working straight away, and need no upskilling, saving on training costs. Once the busy period is over, you can streamline your team with no hassle.

Less Management Required

Once you are working with an experienced contractor, after delivering their Statement of Work (SoW) they will often be able to work very autonomously, leading a team if needed, and will not require any extra management from the internal team, saving the pre-existing team from any unwanted headaches


Whilst on the face of it, contractors initially seem much more costly than permanent employees, you can see from the many reasons above (No training costs, no management time, projects start quicker and complete quicker, with a much smaller rate of failure.) that it is actually often more cost effective to bring an external contractor on board for the duration of your project.

Here at Edge Tech we are more than happy to have a discussion with you to create a bespoke programme to find out what method would work best for your project, whether it is just started, ongoing, or you are in the initial stages of considering RPA for your business. Please reach out to our Head of Contracting Oliver Sulley to find out more.

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