How do I come up with an hourly rate for a contract programming job?
June 29, 2006 8:37 AM Subscribe
I need to come up with an hourly rate for a contract programming job, and have no idea where to start.
posted by mcstayinskool to work & money (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I was approached to do a contract programming job, and while I have a ton of programming experience, I have no experience with contract work. How do I approach the rate quote?
I'm happy to hear either specific answers as to how much I should charge/hour, or helpful tips like "this site is great for figuring out market rate"
- Job involves Perl, Perl DBI, SQL, and some database design to parse and provide some intelligence to interpreting webserver logs
- I have about 8 years experience as a Perl programmer, 5+ with everything other technology involved in the project
- Job is with a startup e-commerce company, and I'm estimating the work could be completed in about 10-20 hours
- I'm in the U.S., and so is the job