Re: Re: another failed attempt at database independence

From: Bill Ferguson <>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 10:38:11 -0600
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On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 9:03 AM, Rick Ricky <> wrote:
> the consultants aren't necessarily paid that much. Accenture or IBM may
> charge you $350/hour, but use someone they got off the job boards and pay
> them $95,000/year. The consultants may be making less than you. Consulting
> is basically just glorified temp work. There are not alot of true expert
> consultants(like some of the people on this list). Oracle charges $400/hour
> or more for people I can tell are just average. They are not paid anywhere
> near what they cost.
> just go look at dice. IBM who does alot of this high end high priced
> consulting is always hiring. They have advertisements up all the time. I
> know from calls with Accenture that they don't pay anything special.

When I first started with Oracle, back in '90, I was a contractor. My pay was $9.50/hour. The contracting company charged the Bureau of Mines ADP group $21.50/hour for me. The ADP group (who all contracts had to go through) charged the office I was working for $35.00/hour.

-- Bill Ferguson
Received on Fri May 09 2008 - 11:38:11 CDT

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