I was recently approached by a company (myself and the company are in Canada and the minimum pay here is $10/hour) to do some data projection on Excel (single KPI dashboard).
Although I have the required experience, I want to see what is a good rate/suggestions to charge while negotiating? (I have yet to talk with them completely)
I am currently looking at 3 factors. Complexity, time and continues support.
1 Data Arrangements (minimal formulas/data mining)
2 Moderate Data mining involving 10 - 20 tabs/pivots/KPI dashboard
3 VBA plus above (3)
Next is of course time, but this is up to me.
Other one is continues support.
How can I charge this company? Generally, I know that analysts doing this sort of work can get paid anywhere from 50,000 to 60,000 per year or 20-30$. But this is freelance work.
Based on what I gave, and your experience, what can I charge?
Should I charge the same for continues support or lower amount?
Should I offer certain # of fixed hours to debug after the initial report is made?
Any other things to note? Should I be doing a contract? Can I write one or is there usually a goevrnment one?
Should I charge a project fee with fixed hours of support after the project?