I’ve been working as a contractor in the finance area (non govt). I’m qualified and experienced with good references and reports. Last 18 mths I’ve had virtually no down time at all.
What is a reasonable margin that could be expected for the recruitment agency to charge on top of my hourly rate? I’ve been a bit surprised to find that they are charging a gross margin of 34% on top of my hourly rate, with protestations by them that they have been cutting their margin on my contracts. A margin of 34% seems on the high side, and leaves me with a sense of being screwed over by the agency.
What is a reasonable margin for a recruitment agency to charge on top of an hourly rate for contractors???