Top 25 Essential Websites for Contractors

As I’m sure you’ll know, many members of the inniAccounts team are experienced contractors and freelancers. So this week we’ve put our heads together, put our bookmarks on the table and come up with our list of the top twenty-five contracting sites and resources that make our lives a little bit easier.

Contractor Portals

Contractor Calculator
Comprehensive guide to contracting with a large selection of features written by industry experts. Wide range of online calculators available.

Contract Eye
IT contractor news, guides and advice, such as how to start up in the contracting world and deal with tax, accountants, agents, umbrella companies and IR35.

Contractor UK
Includes guides covering all aspects of IT contracting and a lively discussion forum.

Business Link
Excellent site offering resources and practical advice on a variety of topics – from tax and legal issues through to IT and marketing advice.

Professional Bodies

IPSE (previously PCG)
Professional body representing the interests of freelancers, contractors and consultants. Their contract templates are designed to help you stay outside IR35.

Professional body for IT practitioners; organises networking events and runs a number of special interest groups.

Professional body for mechanical engineers.

Professional body for electrical engineers.

Accreditation organisation; certification includes PRINCE2 project management, M_o_R risk management and MSP programme management.

Government Bodies

Companies House
UK registrar of companies; responsible for the registration and ongoing administration of limited companies, including annual returns and financial statements.

HM Revenue & Customs
Brimming with helpful and detailed information covering all tax topics.

Online Marketplaces

Post or bid on a huge range of projects

Online marketplace for freelancers, covering a variety of disciplines

Bid on hourly projects or build and manage your own virtual project team.

Rent A Coder
Excellent website for development projects.


CW Jobs
Lists both permanent and contract IT job opportunities

Monster – Contracts
Plenty of contracting jobs on this recruiting giant

Total Jobs – Contracts
Large listing of contract roles in all sectors

IT Contract Jobs
2,000+ IT contract jobs listed by companies and agents

Contractor UK (IT contracts)

Legal Advice

Legal firm run by Roger Sinclair, specialises in contract law – including IR35.
Offers a range of legal services for businesses

Southampton-based commercial law firm


Find Me a BnB
Listings for both bed and breakfasts and hotels

Late Rooms
A great place to find cheap last-minute hotel accommodation