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IT Subcontractor Agreement

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IT Subcontractor Agreement

Updated December 20, 2022

An IT subcontractor agreement is a legally binding contract that outlines the terms and conditions of work that an individual will be completing regarding Information Technology (IT). The agreement will outline the scope of work, start and end date, payment terms, names of both parties, conditions of termination, liability, data security, etc.

Common IT Subcontracting Jobs

The below list comprises the most common IT subcontracted jobs:

  • Data Security analysis
  • Database creation and compilation
  • Program installation
  • Infrastructure analysis or Infrastructure Cloud engineering
  • Information technology general customer support
  • Hardware maintenance and development
  • Software maintenance and development
  • System integration or administration

Do’s and Don’ts When Hiring

Follow the below guidelines to execute a seamless hiring process:


  • Confirm the subcontractor has the appropriate skill set and IT tools for the job.
  • Ensure the subcontractor has full understanding of the task prior to signing the agreement.
  • Confirm the background (certifications, licensees, etc.) of the subcontractor and the quality of their work.


  • Discuss red flag items (race, religion, etc.)
  • Share secure information about the job without receiving clearance
  • Don’t provide hypotheticals to the job, ensure only the exact scope of service is discussed to avoid confusion.