IT Salaries: Why you are a clapped out Ferrari!


For those of us who have been involved with the IT industry for the past 20 years, we are well aware of the fickle relationship between skills and salaries, what skills are in demand, and what skills are not. This article by Dominic Connor, published on The Register, sums this up brilliantly. It even reminds us of the barmy retention bonuses paid out at the time of the infamous Y2k!

One particular thing he discusses is the relationship between the cost of coding (contact us for salary / rate information) and the cost of equipment to run that code (the cost of writing a line of code divided by the cost to execute it has continued to increased over time) reminding us how 'disposable' and cheap some hardware has become, whilst any money saved is being spent on expensive labour to develop (or redevelop) applications to keep up with the changes in hardware and the increasingly demanding users.

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