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Current Trends in Use of IT Contract Workers (2008)
Managing a contract workforce has become an increasingly important task for IT organizations. In this study, we examine the use of contractors and temps by organization size and sector. We also examine the four-year trend between 2004 and 2007 to discover how the use of contract labor has changed over time. Furthermore, we examine how the aggressive use of temporary employees relates to staff growth and turnover rates. The report concludes with our view on current and future trends in the IT contingency workforce. (5 pp., 7 figs.)[Executive Summary]
Rates for Programming Services
During the fourth quarter of 1999 we worked with several IT shops to benchmark hourly rates for programming services. We found that rates had changed very little since the beginning of 1999. Figure 1 shows hourly rates for skills in several programming languages.
Contract Rates for Senior Technical Staff 3Q99
This table shows the hourly contract rates in the U.S. for senior technical staff. Rates were finalized during the third quarter of 1999.