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What should be the prevailing rate for C# .Net Developer?

By wwmimi ·
Hi, I am new in the contracting area.

I am wondering how should I find out the prevailing hourly rate for working as a C# .Net Web developer on a contracting basis(4 years experience). It seems that there is an average number around which the recruiting companies will be willing to pay. They can make a few dolloars/hour adjustments based on this number.

Also besides pay rate, what else should be considered when working with a recruiting company, such as Health Insurance, PTO benefits after working for a while...Or an example of a good recruiting company...

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Consulting rates

by CompuGuru In reply to What should be the prevai ...

Hi - I've been consulting since 1990 and have worked with many recruiting companies. My rule of thumb has always been 70-75% of the rate charged by the recruiter. They generally like to pay 50% or less and don't like to disclose what they are charging the client. I learned this the hard way when I took a contract in which the client was paying about 3 times the rate the recruiter was charging.

Not all recruiting companies are this unscrupulous, but remember the less they pay you the more they put in their pocket and that is the name of the game for most of them.

Most consulting firms in the area I work in (southeast) charge between $100-$150/Hour for C# programming.

Good luck :)

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