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How many hours contractors usually work per day?

Postby IOP » Thu, 09 Feb 2012 1:43 pm

hi guys,

Say, if you IT contractor and someone propose you a job with the rate 30$ per hour. How many hours per day usually contractors work?
Is it 7? Say, 8 hours normal day minus 1 hours for a lunch time?


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 09 Feb 2012 5:04 pm

As a contractor, you are an independent workman. You can work any number of hours per day you want as long as you meet the KPI & project interim goals on time. That's the beauty of being self employed. If you are made to work ONLY according the the company's hours of work and are expected to behave like an employee, beware, as you may be considered an employee and end up having to pay CPF in addition to the Medisave that you will normally incur at tax time.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 09 Feb 2012 5:05 pm

Generally rates are based on an 8-hour work day, but of course it depends.

Are you a consulting firm approaching a big client? Or are you talking about working for some body-shop (consulting firm) that will then send you out?

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 09 Feb 2012 5:13 pm

8 is standard in everywhere aside from Signapore, but then, hourly pay is not standard in Singapore for IT Contrating! either daily or monthly rates.

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:45 am

If it's deliverable or output dependent then it depends on what your seniors have agreed - you'll be subject to the contract and deadlines and milestones, if timeline based, unfortunately.

Body-shopping would be more in line with the banks standard working hours - which in Singapore can vary greatly!

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