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    Default Rate advice for really short term contract

    Not my situation but been asked for advice by someone.
    Obviously a bit of a 'how long is a piece of string'.
    A Large Company has approached someone I know to assist with a very specialised implementation project. However, this will only amount to about 15 hours over over a few days. What rate should they be asking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Per day or per hour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    How long is a piece of string?
    Oh come on, I made sure it was out of general before I clicked submit

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCTNN View Post
    Per day or per hour?
    I'll leave that one to the OP to think about. Can't be giving them all the answers to a 4 line question with absolutely no context whatsoever can we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    I'll leave that one to the OP to think about. Can't be giving them all the answers to a 4 line question with absolutely no context whatsoever can we?
    Either,

    I accept there is very little context.
    However, I had hoped someone might have experience with similar situations and be able to suggest numbers that they had found acceptable to bean counters previously.

    At the moment I'm tending towards suggesting a k a day, but am concerned that night be underselling him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jds 1981 View Post
    Either,

    I accept there is very little context.
    However, I had hoped someone might have experience with similar situations and be able to suggest numbers that they had found acceptable to bean counters previously.

    At the moment I'm tending towards suggesting a k a day, but am concerned that night be underselling him.
    I'm sure there is but honestly, even a clue about what they are doing would have been nice. Is he doing a bit of filing or time sheet shuffling, bit of code, some high end Vistex consultancy?
    Many more questions about possibility of extra work, is it worth getting for parallel contracts evidence, which might pull the offer down a bit. Or doesn't he care, it's going to be evenings and he's super niche in which case the price can go way up.
    Why not go fixed price so he can coin it in if he's that good and can do it quicker?

    If you've no idea should you really be suggesting anything?

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    I've been asked for advice (family)
    He's recently retired, project is supervising a large IT project go live over a few early mornings.
    The rate I've suggested above apparently isn't too far off what he'd previously have been charged out to clients at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jds 1981 View Post
    At the moment I'm tending towards suggesting a k a day, but am concerned that night be underselling him.
    Wow! A kilo per day... .?


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