Recession rates

Jonathan Stowe jns at
Tue Mar 10 16:05:11 GMT 2009

2009/3/10 Paul Makepeace <paulm at>:
> Has anyone found the recession/depression affecting contracting rates? I was
> surprised to have a recruiter recently suggest a bunch of candidates
> for £375/day
> (each :-)). This seems on the high side, even outside of the economic blues.
> I guess what also tweaked me was that every single one of these guys was
> going for the exact same rate whereas without a doubt they are not all
> equally skilled. While I don't expect we have accurate programmer pricing
> models the obvious inefficiency of this market mildly irritated me...

I take it that you have asked to have your salary reduced so as to
better reflect the economic conditions then?

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