Choosing an IT consultant can be a daunting task, especially for smaller businesses and hiring managers who don’t have experience working with consultants. Though consultants boast unique expertise, adaptability, and proficiency, their time often comes at a higher hourly cost than permanent, full-time IT pros. But for many tech teams—especially those looking to reduce turnover costs and/or increase efficiency—hiring an IT consultant can be game changing. In order to make sure your investment pays off, consider the statements below. Mentally checking off all four before extending a contract will help you find the best fit.
Our 2017 Salary Guide data comes from a variety of sources – actual salaries ranging from Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies, to smaller emerging companies, and local and national research. Check out our infographic below, or view our IT Salary Guide.
ESP IT continues to monitor and analyze Minnesota tech hiring trends, compensation, and benefits information in order to better serve our clients. The market insight in this infographic comes from our team of IT staffing experts, along with local and national research sources, including the Minnesota High Tech Association. If you have any questions or comments about our 2017 Tech Salary Guide, please contact us.
Guest Blog by Trina Silverglate, IT Consultant
Whether you are new to the world of business analysis or a seasoned veteran, you’ve probably discovered that the first step when starting a new project on a Scrum team is defining your role in relation to the product team, the developers, and the Scrum Master. In the agile scrum methodology, the BA is not a defined role, but often companies decide it will be most effective to include one on the team anyway. Because of the lack of definition around the role, as a Business Analyst Contractor, you can end up with a wide variance of responsibilities, which can set you up to fail or succeed. To set yourself up for success on your next Scrum project, we’ve identified these 5 simple steps: