0 Comments13 December 2012

Avoid the “All Inclusive” rate trap

There are thousands of excellent contract opportunities for SAP consultants all over the world. Rates are high, and as always,  it’s a great time to be in SAP.  There are rates in the $100/hr + range (up to $150/hr and beyond for senior functional and architect roles) but one trend you must be aware of is the dreaded “all inclusive rate” trap. Please don’t be fooled or pressured into selling yourself short by accepting less than what you will reasonably need to commute to your SAP job. If they offer you a low rate “all inclusive” you must refuse and tell them you only accept expenses paid work.

Baseline Travel Expense Budget

$600 Round Trip Air
$500 Hotel
$200 Car
$200 Food
$1,500 total
$37.50 per hour   >> hourly premium for travel expenses

Of course I should clearly state the issue: if your expertise is needed, and if you don’t …

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