What Even Is Contracting?

Over the years, the need for contractors has grown exponentially.


Below are some of the factors that come with contracting:

  • Have flexibility on what work you do
  • Are self-employed (you’re your own boss!)
  • Work on contracts varying in length
  • Are responsible for paying your own Income Tax, ACC levies and filing GST returns
  • Are paid on an hourly or daily rate


Have a listen to Laura, one of our Technology & Digital Team Managers, as she explains contracting a little further.

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Why Should You Go Contracting?

Potential to Earn Better Pay

By charging an hourly or day rate, you have the potential to earn more.

Variety of Work

You’re generally required for project work, which means there's an opportunity to gain experience across multiple businesses & industries.

More Work Flexibility

As an independent contractor, you effectively become your own boss, giving you the ability to negotiate how and where you work.

Why Contract With Us?

There are so many recruitment companies, it can be hard to know who is the right fit for you.


Some recruiters are terrible but we’re here to change the score. Caring about people is kind of our thing and
we put a massive emphasis on ensuring each role ticks the right boxes for you.

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Benefits of Contracting With Consult

At the end of the day, it’s all about the benefits, right? So if you contract with us, here are just some of the extras you’ll receive.

Contractor Insurance Programme

For contractors who qualify, we will arrange your insurance and pay the premium for you!

Hassle-Free Invoicing

When invoicing, we raise a BCTI on your behalf. All we need are your timesheets, and we’ll handle everything else for you.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

  • Free coaching and support.
  • 24/7 access to professionals who can support you.
  • Access to tools, podcasts, resources and more to help you thrive.

Consult Contractor Community

With hundreds of contractors across New Zealand, you’ll become part of the Consult Contractor Community – with networking events, movie nights, beer tastings, info evenings, and much more.

Contractor FAQs

If you'd like to learn more about contracting and what it entails, check out our frequently asked questions.

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Our Contracting Areas & Available Jobs

We are chief partners with NZ’s best organisations, so we can provide the best opportunities for you.


Check out the latest contracting jobs for:

IT & Digital

Development & Devops, Project Services, Testing, Cyber Security

Accounting & Finance

Commercial Accounting, Accounting Firms, Risk & Compliance

Get In Touch

We’re super-good-verging-on-creepy at getting back to people, so ping us with your details and we’ll be in touch pronto.

Consult Recruitment

(+64) 9 410 7235


106-108 Quay Street, Level 2, Britomart, Auckland

    Consult Recruitment

    (+64) 9 410 7235


    106-108 Quay Street, Level 2, Britomart, Auckland