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Rate - Part 2

I have noticed that in the past two years, rates in the north east USA have stabilized to an $40/hr or $80/hr.  You can still negotiate with people you had in the network, but new clients seem to be saying they have two scales.  One for programmers and one for technical support staff.

Is anyone else been going through the market and seeing this?  One of my clients mentioned this is a by product of the vendor management firms that came through a couple of years ago. With exclusive agreements with companies they just refuse to present anyone who want more, regardless of qualifications or experience.  Worse, according to her, is many companies do not even know that candidates are being filtered out because of it. 

I am not sure a company would care, unless _no_ candidates were available.

Anonanonanon
Sunday, May 02, 2004

Are you saying that programmrs now get a standard rate of 80 and tech support 40? 40 seems REAL good for tech support if you mean answering the phone. Or do you mean doing stuff on site, troubleshooting and crimping cables and such?

Dennis Atkins
Sunday, May 02, 2004

Are the $40 and $80 referring to the rate paid by the client, or the rate paid to the individual doing the work?

T. Norman
Sunday, May 02, 2004

It has to be the individual. I've never heard of a broker charging as little as $80 for programming.

Dennis Atkins
Sunday, May 02, 2004

This is the rate to the individual.  In this case support is on-site desktop, lan support.

Anonanonanon
Sunday, May 02, 2004

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