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Salary vs. Contract rates, adjustments, etc (software)
I've been on salary for all of my career but I am considering offers right now for long term (read: about a year) contracting work. The work is local enough but does require relocation.
The deal is that the job has no defined benefits. I need to come up with a number, and I am wondering if there is any baseline rules for "if I make this much on salary, a contract rate would be (Salary * 1.##)". I've already calculated the cash value of all of my relevant benefits, but isn't it considered decent to also add in value for the notion of job insecurity, and the possibility of having to relocate yet again after the contract expires?
What is considered normal in this arena, any hints, advice... and so on.