1 hour minimum per onsite visit
RELIABLE NETWORK SUPPORT YOU CAN AFFORD
IT consulting rates are charged in different ways. Choosing the right method to meets your company’s needs ensures you will receive reliable service at a price you can afford. Consulting is typically charged at an hourly rate. Converting that hourly rate to annual salary is as simple as multiplying it by 2080 (40hrs x 52 weeks). And while that offers a good comparison to the cost of having a full-time in-house employee, you may decide that you don’t need nearly that many hours. Many other factors will play a role in determining the type of IT support that best meets your needs and your budget.
If you’ve decided you don’t need a full-time in-house IT department, you’ll find a few alternatives:
SCHEDULED ONSITE RATES
Traditional IT Consulting Firms
Pros: Wide range of technical experience & hours of availability.
Cons: For most small to medium businesses, the high IT consulting rates of a large IT firm are simply cost prohibitive. While the hours of coverage may be good, getting a different tech sent to your office each call or having to re-explain the problem to someone unfamiliar with your network ultimately wastes your time and money. Even if you can reserve one particular technician, these firms will often lock you into a support plan on their own schedule, not yours.
The "One Man Shop" IT Consultant
Pro: A freelance IT consultant may offer lower hourly IT consulting rates than a larger IT company.
Cons: Slow response times and lack of availability are a common complaint, due to one tech having to run around to other clients. When you factor in sick days or vacations… 24/7 coverage becomes impossible! That’s not practical for real companies. Without a team of experienced techs, the range of IT knowledge and expertise from one technician may also be limited. You won’t save any money if you end up having to hire another consultant to solve a specific problem.
IT Recruiting Firms
Pro: A recruiting firm will send you a tech that they believe meets your criteria. You save time, especially if you are unfamiliar with the specific
requirements of IT support.
Cons: Tech consultants hired through IT recruiters are similar to a “one man shop,” except you will have to pay much higher IT consulting rates for the opportunity to swap techs if the current one doesn’t work out. Going through an IT recruiter is often the most expensive way to get a good network tech.
Onsite in 60 Offers the best of all worlds!
Unlike large traditional consulting firms, “one man shops”, or recruiting agencies, we cater to the specific needs of small to medium businesses (SMB). As an outsourced IT company, our IT consulting rates may be higher than a “one-man shop”, but our team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that you’d never find in one tech. We have specialists covering a wide range of fields and industries, but you’ll be assigned a dedicated network tech to learn the specifics of your network. Best of all, our team of certified network engineers means you’ll always have a backup tech available 24/7, 365 days a year, eliminating any holes in coverage.