Management agents are not just for Hollywood stars anymore...
Bloomberg BusinessWeek (10 April 2013) says really good freelance application developers are now being represented by IT Management Agents.
One such agent company is called 10X and they represent more than 30 IT stars.
The management agent helps the developers find jobs, negotiate salary and terms, and handle the paperwork letting the IT guys do what they do best--which is code!
10X takes a 15% cut of their client's earnings, but some developers claim 2-3 times the salary they were earning before by using an agent--and rates are climbing to $300 an hour.
Some companies are using these premium talent coders until they can bring on a full hire or when they need some big guns for some special IT project.
Perhaps with agent in tow (and even without), IT folks will start to shed their outdated nerdy image and instead take on some real Hollywood glamour--for the talent they really do bring to the organizational table. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)