Enter the contract value ($) and the contract rate ($/hr) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Contract Time. 

Contract Time Formula

CT = CA / CR


  • CT is the Contract Time (hrs)
  • CA is the contract value ($)
  • CR is the contract rate ($/hr)

To calculate the Contract Time, divide the contract value by the contract rate.

How to Calculate Contract Time?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Contract Time.

  1. First, determine the contract value ($). 
  2. Next, determine the contract rate ($/hr). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = CT = CA / CR.
  4. Finally, calculate the Contract Time.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

contract value ($) = 500

contract rate ($/hr) = 30

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a contract rate?

A contract rate is the amount of money that a contractor charges per hour of work. It is a fixed rate agreed upon before the commencement of the contract and is used to calculate the total contract value or the contract time.

How can calculating contract time benefit a project?

Calculating contract time helps in planning and scheduling the project efficiently. It allows both the contractor and the client to have a clear understanding of the time frame for the project, ensuring that resources are allocated properly and deadlines are met.

What factors can affect the contract time?

Several factors can affect the contract time, including the complexity of the project, the availability of resources, unexpected delays, and changes in the project scope. Effective communication and planning between the contractor and the client can help mitigate these factors.

Can the contract rate or contract time be renegotiated during the project?

Yes, the contract rate or time can be renegotiated during the project if both parties agree to the changes. This usually happens if there is a significant change in the project scope, unexpected challenges arise, or if additional resources are required to complete the project on time.