Stories by Berend de Boer

Opinion: Contractors live from their skills, deliver value

In the Computerworld of 6 August, Tony Stewart asked whether contractors are the answer to the skills shortage. It’s not that question that got me excited, the answer is probably “it depends”. But it is his description of what contractors are and what drives them that drove my blood to boiling point. According to Tony, they are individuals not interested in schooling and not interested in deadlines, happily billing the client for hours and hours on end.