Sky-high rates for interim IT directors

Interim IT directors are raking in £80 an hour as companies seek help to troubleshoot insourcing and problem IT projects.

Interim IT directors are raking in £80 an hour as companies seek help to troubleshoot insourcing and problem IT projects.

This surge in demand for their services has increased interim IT director pay by 34% over the last year, according to the Association of Technology Staffing Companies (ATSCo).

Using interim IT chiefs gives companies access to the kind of expertise they’d normally have to pay management consultants – at an even more inflated price. And they can call in different experts to match the project.

“Organisations are looking for the most cost-effective way to rebuild skills and systems that were hollowed out in the outsourcing process,” says Ann Swain, chief executive of ATSCo.

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