RE: Contractor Rates.

From: David M. Brown (
Date: 01/24/03

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    I believe the simple answer is: are you working for yourself or through a contracting firm. Typical rates for this type of service will run $100/hr and up, depending on experience and the types of work being performed. However, if you are looking to source your work through a contracting firm, you will likely receive 1/2 or less of the actual contracted rate. And, that's reasonable, because the contracting firm has to absorb all of the associated overhead costs of the contractors, sales force, administration, etc.

    My $0.02,

    David M. Brown
    Director, IT Services
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    -----Original Message-----
    From: Stevie A. Jones []
    Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 9:48 AM
    To: Tony Toni
    Subject: Re: Contractor Rates.

    My guess is that it would depend on what part of the country you're in (assuming
    you are in the US). has a good wizard, but it lists general
    positions such as IT/Manager or IT/Networking.

    Tony Toni wrote:

    > Hi,
    > Does anyone know what the hourly contract rate is for a Sr. IT Auditor with
    > 15+ years experience? I have had some agencies call me and ask me if I want
    > to work as an Sr. IT Auditor for about $50 an hour on short term contracts
    > (i.e. about 6 months). Is this a good rate or am I being low balled?
    > What rate do IT Security Consultants with a CISSP get?...seems to me I
    > should get about the same. Anybody know of any web sites that list contract
    > rates for security or audit people?
    > Please note that I am not asking how much a client companies pays...because
    > I know that an agency gets about 30-50% cut. I am asking what is the hourly
    > amount that would go into my pocket
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