Finding short term contracts, in state or overseas?

Does anyone have much experience with finding contracts for 1-3 months at a time? What is the best way to find jobs like this, any sites better than others for temporary contracts?

All of my IT career has been with full time positions but I am in a position where it may benefit me to do contracts like these for 3-6 months out of the year.

Also, has anyone ever experienced working overseas contracts short term for higher pay? I have talked to a few people that did overseas contracts for a company and one for the government, they were paid about double a normal job in the states and had some benefits like less taxes and room and board paid etc.

Thanks,
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
>>Also, has anyone ever experienced working overseas contracts short term for higher pay? I have talked to a few people that did overseas contracts for a company and one for the government, they were paid about double a normal job in the states and had some benefits like less taxes and room and board paid etc.

You can find jobs like this by contacting consulting firms. I worked as a consultant in IT in Canada for many years and some of my colleagues managed to get overseas contracts for 6 months to 2 years.

I have also had friends who started their own companies where they were the sole employee and got short- and long-term contracts through IT consulting firms as well.
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REIUSAAuthor Commented:
Thanks, any ideas what a good company is to work with or well known for this type of job?
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Perhaps you will find this site useful to you: List of Top Management & IT Consulting Firms in North America.

I won't ask where you are, but you should be able to find some IT consulting firms in your neck on the woods in this list.  :-)
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