If your computer is your office then you can work anywhere in the world. No surprise then, that IT is fast becoming untethered from the nine to five. Tech giants like Google already have more contracted than in-office workers, with thousands more between the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Uber.
But while the idea of being your own boss - setting your own hours, working in your PJs and taking plentiful TV breaks - may sound enticing, there are a lot of practical considerations that come with being self-employed.
Here are some tips for those starting out a career as an IT freelancer.