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Expected Contract Salary?

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Hi all,

First of all, the usual disclaimer: I have googled and searched the site first to no avail, so hopefully if i'm detailed enough, someone can help me.

I'm looking to find out what might be the expected wage per day for an English speaking 2nd level IT support role in a Windows environment with Lotus Notes, Sharepoint, Cisco VPN for remote admin...that sort of thing.

A bit on my own background, should that impact the daily rate: I have about 2.5 years of IT Support experience, but some of that was in quite a techy environment - A CSIRT - So Linux network-centric, iptables, MySQL, scripting, Snort, and the like. So not quite Linux System Administration levels of experience, but more technical than the job description of the above role would suggest.

I don't speak German yet so i gather this might affect expectations too.

I've been asked to look up contractors like Giant, but if anyone has any Berlin specific links that might help or information on added tax costs or things like that, that would also be great 'cause i've never worked a contract position before, nevermind in another country.

Cheers!

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Noone? Just looking for a ballpark figure as i can't find anything online.

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Hi folks,

Never having worked as a freelancer before and being relatively new in Berlin, i was wondering if you could give me an idea of what hourly rate to request for a job as a Network Security Engineer, described as thus:

Responsibilities:

- Protect the community by contributing to a world-class information security team

- Perform security support tasks on project teams

- Swiftly execute change requests in communication with internal customers

- Respond to critical site incidents 24x7

Requirements:

- Experience in computer and network security operations

- At least three of the following:

o TCP/IP network experience. Ability to understand the output of sniffers, tcpdump, netmon

o Administration experience with multiple types of firewalls (Palo Alto, Cisco?)

o Experience monitoring and managing network-based and host-based intrusion detection systems

o Experience managing strong authentication infrastructure

o Unix and/or Windows NT/2000 system administration skills

o Experience managing SSL server certificates

- General knowledge of security tools and techniques

- Computer science degree or equivalent experience

- Programming experience in perl, C, shell nice to have

Having worked in a Computer Security Response Team before i have nearly all of the above.

Cheers!

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You posted an almost identical question before your last job http://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=253108&view=findpost&p=2731002

Id suggest you offer about 30/hour, but it is hard to tell because the previous description you gave of yourself does not match my expectations for this role.

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I assumed the "freelancer" bit would make a big difference...?

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Yes, to be fair they are different roles and different payment models. In any case you didnt get many answers to your question last time anyway, so no harm in trying again :)

I think the question is really how well you can sell yourself and how badly they need you. This post suggests developers can only expect about 20/hour http://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=219978 which seems kind of low for a security specialist, but then I dont know to what extent you really are a highly qualified sercurity guy. Your last role I believe was 2nd line support rather than F5/Cisco admin...

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freelancers need to take the initiative.

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I've since worked as a System Administrator but only for a short period.

I'll try to fish for more information and report back for the benefit of other people who may be wondering.

Cheers

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