Attention Computer Consultants: Do you do computer consultant work for state agencies? And do you happen to be a computer consultant in the greater Chicago area?
There’s an interesting, eye-opening AP article about computer consultants that I found today on cbs2chicago.com. The article references a report about how some computer consultants for state agencies in Illinois cost up to 3 times as much the salaries of Illinois state computer employees, with comparable skills.
The article goes on to give specific financial examples of a computer consultant contract between IBM and Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
Regardless of whether your computer consultant business is in Chicago or elsewhere, this is a good read on the politics of billing between huge IT services companies and government agencies that utilize computer consultants.