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Haggisbrain 05.08.2008 17:36

Contracting Vs Permanent Salaries
 
Hi,

I've been asked to suggest an hourly rate for a contract IT position in Basel. Looking through the forum, I think 50CHF looks to be about average for a permanent worker in this position but I've no idea how contract rates compare in Switzerland.

Can anyone tell me how how contract rates normally compare to permanent rates? Does that alter if the contract is for 12 months +?

Thanks!

szhjcn 05.08.2008 17:52

Re: Contracting Vs Permanent Salaries
 
Will vary on your job, skills, company etc....

As a contractor:

You don't get paid for Holidays and/or sick leave.
You pay Employers and Employees deductions.

You also don't get 'Staff' benefits (normally) i.e. subsidised Canteen etc..

Goldtop 05.08.2008 18:42

Re: Contracting Vs Permanent Salaries
 
Employer contributes to employee's pension plan. Contractors must fund themselves. Also contractors may have a VAT liability.

Jim2007 05.08.2008 19:21

Re: Contracting Vs Permanent Salaries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Haggisbrain (Post 285376)
Hi,

I've been asked to suggest an hourly rate for a contract IT position in Basel. Looking through the forum, I think 50CHF looks to be about average for a permanent worker in this position but I've no idea how contract rates compare in Switzerland.

Can anyone tell me how how contract rates normally compare to permanent rates? Does that alter if the contract is for 12 months +?

Thanks!

For software developers we calculate:

Permanent: 100CHF per hour at a minimum
Contractor: 125 - 140CHF to the agent (contracter gets 80 - 90%)

Best Regards,

Jim

Joanna 05.08.2008 19:29

Re: Contracting Vs Permanent Salaries
 
I agree with Jim2007 on rates ratio but also take into consideration that if working for a "Large company" when jobs are cut..contracted staff are usually the first out of the door. This has happened to quite a few friends of mine.Plus you dont get the benefits of permanent staff which can be substantial at times....

Haggisbrain 05.08.2008 19:33

Re: Contracting Vs Permanent Salaries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim2007 (Post 285442)
For software developers we calculate:

Permanent: 100CHF per hour at a minimum
Contractor: 125 - 140CHF to the agent (contracter gets 80 - 90%)
Best Regards,
Jim

Sounds great! I'm a Sys/Network admin to trade so guess I should double those figures for people like me :msntongue:

gbn 05.08.2008 19:57

Re: Contracting Vs Permanent Salaries
 
And a stand up comedian.

You'll be better as permie at Big Bank.
Dunno about Used-to-be Big Bank.

Hired help rates have been cut. Again. We've had a fair number leave.

07.08.2008 17:19

Re: Contracting Vs Permanent Salaries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gbn (Post 285465)
And a stand up comedian.

You'll be better as permie at Big Bank.
Dunno about Used-to-be Big Bank.

Hired help rates have been cut. Again. We've had a fair number leave.

Have they got contractors down to sub-fifty an hour yet?


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