Feeds

IT suppliers overcharging UK.gov

Says recruitment firm that wants its share of the pork

Intelligent flash storage arrays

IT firms are ripping off the government by charging more than twice the market rate for staff, according to a recruitment company.

ReThink Recruitment said in a statement that IT outsourcers hire staff for about £700 a day before posting them to work on government contracts at a charge of up to £2,000 a day.

Managing director Jon Butterfield said the public sector found it harder to control its staffing costs when it outsourced its project management to external consultants.

The supply chain for key IT project skills was several tiers high, he said, and the link at every level was taking a cut. "The final rate the outsourcing provider bills the client is often several times the original price of the skill at the bottom of the chain."

Unsurprisingly, Butterfield said the public sector could save money by doing its project management inhouse and hiring its staff direct from a recruitment supplier.

Nevertheless, ReThink's statement said that project managers, business managers, technical architects, software consultants, programme managers and IT directors were all hired out by recruitment firms at a charge of between £600 and £650 a day. They would then be posted on government contracts between £1,200 and £2,000 a day. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
prev story

Whitepapers

Free virtual appliance for wire data analytics
The ExtraHop Discovery Edition is a free virtual appliance will help you to discover the performance of your applications across the network, web, VDI, database, and storage tiers.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
The total economic impact of Druva inSync
Examining the ROI enterprises may realize by implementing inSync, as they look to improve backup and recovery of endpoint data in a cost-effective manner.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.