The objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive overview of average daily rates in the German IT services market, their development, and influencing factors. The analysis takes into account multiple factors, comprising job level, service value chain, platforms, industries, and solutions.

The ‘job level’ factor is segmented into the following levels of expertise: Senior Manager (> 10 years), Manager (8-10 years), Senior Consultant (6-8 years), Consultant (3-5 years), Junior Consultant (0-2 years).

Through a cross-analysis of the elements from all factors, PAC’s rates and pricing information covers the entire spectrum of IT services on the market. The report shows how rates have increased between 2016 and 2017, and provides a forecast for 2017 and 2018 growth. Please note that this report covers onshore staff only and excludes offshore staff.

This analysis is useful for those involved in the end-user purchasing process, as well as for managers at IT services companies.

Please note that this report stands alongside PAC’s IT services rates database and its "sister document" analyzing rates and prices in the application services market.


Contents of the report:

PAC’s Analysis

  • Management summary
  • PAC’s opinion
  • PAC’s recommendations


  • Graphs
  • Key

Average Daily Rates Analysis – Description

  • Summary by profile type and sector

Variability of Average Daily Rates in Relation to Element Types

Detailed Profile Analysis – Service Value Chain

  • IT consulting
  • Process consulting
  • Implementation
  • Technical support
  • Systems administration
  • Application support & maintenance
  • Project management
  • Development
  • Testing

Detailed Analysis of Profiles Related to Growth Topics

  • Summary by topic
  • Cloud infrastructure transformation
  • Mobility
  • Big data
  • Digital transformation
  • Security

Scope Definition