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    Posted: August 09 2006 at 9:04am

I am trying to do some research as to the pay rates Great Plains Consultants are requesting in the US job market. These would be high end consultants who can install, configure, and test all of the financial modules of Great Plains...see below for additional info.:

Job Description: Install Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains) financial modules, which include:

> Foundation

> Bank Reconciliation

> Receivables Management

> Collections Management

> Sales Order Processing

> Inventory Control

> Contract Administration

• Define receivables processing rules; configure Great Plains software

• Load Great Plains system tables; conduct unit test

• Help plan and conduct integration, system and performance testing

• Participate in Design Reviews, Code Reviews; Ensure quality of technical output

• Contribute to deployment planning & execution, including contingency planning

• Build and deliver end user training

• Provide post implementation support.

• Participation in Key Client meetings and Steering Committee Meeting.

Required Skills: Experience installing and supporting Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains) receivables financial software. Prior experience designing, building and deploying technical/integrated software solutions. Proficiency building/executing integration/system/performance testing. Experience designing, building and delivering end user training (on Great Plains operation)

Would anyone be able to provide me with some rate info.?

Thank you!

Best regards,

Donna Lott

IT Recruiter

CIBER, Inc.

 

5511 Capital Center Drive, Ste. P-130

Raleigh, NC 27606-4167

Phone:  919-334-4081

Toll Free:  800-547-5602, ext. 4081

Mobile:  919/414-2508

Fax:  919-783-6852

www.ciber.com

 

WHY CIBER, Inc.?

CIBER, Inc. (NYSE: CBR) is a pure-play international system integration consultancy with superior value-priced services for both private and government sector clients. CIBER’s global delivery services are offered on a project or strategic staffing basis, in both custom and enterprise resource planning (ERP) package environments, and across all technology platforms, operating systems and infrastructures. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., the company now serves client businesses from over 60 U.S. offices, 20 European offices and four offices in Asia. Operating in 18 countries, with 8,000 employees and annual revenue of more than $950 million, CIBER and its IT specialists continuously build and upgrade clients’ systems to "competitive advantage status." CIBER is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. CIBER, ALWAYS ABLE. www.ciber.com

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The rate varies widely from market-to-market with the major cities and surrounding areas being the highest (i.e. NYC, SF, Honolulu, Chicago, etc.) because of higher housing, transportation, and living costs.  Generally speaking, it works out to be @40%-70% of the bill rate the VAR charges to the end customer.  If the end customer is the client, then generally, it would be 25-40% less than the VAR rate.

The VAR bill rates charged to the end customer vary drastically nationwide.  I have seen as low as $120/hr and as high as $220/hr.  The reasons for the wide variations are dependent upon competition between VARs and the structure of the deal with the end customer.  For example, a VAR may offer a low hourly rate, but get full (or more) margin on the software sale; or may offer deep discounts on the software sale, but then charge a higher hourly rate.

For national/global consultants, they may have to cover costs of maintaining their own residence as well as the "on-the-road" residence (hotel, apartment, etc.), and take more time off to maintain their certifications and studies to ensure they are more proficient than their peers.  This "cost of superior knowledge" is also factored into the rate.  The deal of who pays expenses is also another important factor when determining the final rate a consultant would charge.

Many unknowledgeable recruiters make the mistake of offering a rate that is way too low for the above reasons as they often have a "local" mentalitly when determining how much they are willing to offer the consultant.  Hording the spread is also another mistake they make.  A consultant that earns more will bill more hours than a consultant that makes less.  So, what is conceaded in the spread would be more than made up in the volume of hours billed; and that consultant is more likely to do business again and refer other top consultants to the VAR/recruiter.

I hope this helps in your understanding of consulting rates.  Asking the sources (this board) is a smart move!  Why don't more do so?  :)

 

 

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I found that a member asked same question in this forum some months ago.

 

Pls use search box to find this questions with comments

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I read some opinions in this topic. I do not agree above ideal. We can find out some articles at about.com by using Google search.

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Hi, Nigel Frank International conducts a annual salary survey for Microsoft Dynamics Professionals. http://www.nigelfrank.com/en/salarySurvey    
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Originally posted by Shane1 Shane1 wrote:

Hi, Nigel Frank International conducts a annual salary survey for Microsoft Dynamics Professionals. http://www.nigelfrank.com/en/salarySurvey    

That survey looks to be based on salary, not hourly for contracted consultants.  I've been in the business since v4.x and I have yet to even hear about any hourly contracted consultant earning that little ($102k
/yr) unless he/she decides not to work much.  In which case, they have a lot of free time for family and/or vacations.

As for salaried employees, learn your worth.  If your firm is billing you out at ~$200 /hr (common) and working you overtime (and you are too intimidated to demand the OT you may well be entitled to receive), you should take the time to do the math and see what you are REALLY earning per hour.  The difference between that and the revenue you generate is what you produce but freely pass up.  Visually, I like to think of it as having 200 dollar bills in your hand, putting 30-40 in your pocket, then "making it rain" while walking down the street for hours.  EVERY hour you walk down the street. 

I know of some consultants happily working until their fingertips bleed and carpal tunnel sets in for what is essentially about what they might earn hourly flipping burgers.  But, to each their own...

Regarding OT for salaried functional consultant employees:  If you frame your actual job description/activities as essentially the same as the hourly guy down at Best Buy who inserts a DVD and installs software, then you might well prevail...check into it with good counsel.
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Aye.  Methinks Nigel wants to control your head and prep you for their low-ball offer.  After all...their own survey says you should only earn what they are willing to pay you.  Control the minds and control the market, yadda, yadda, yadda.  Having managed at one of their competing firms, I can tell you with confidence their spread is 3x or more what they are paying you...LOL
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