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Appendix D: Information Technology Management (POGO Report: Bad Business: Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Wasted on Hiring Contractors)

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September 13, 2011

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Appendix D Job Listing

GSA Contract Billing Rates (a)

 

OPM GS Series (b)SOC Code (c)GSA SIN (d)Contract NumberGSA CategoryGovernment Site Hourly Billing Rate (e)Average Hourly Billing RateContract Rate Dates (f)
2210 15-1051 132-51 GS-35F-4797H Analyst/Programmer $98.68 $98.68 11/18/2008 – 11/17/2009
2210 15-1031 132-51 GS-35F-4797H Application Developer I $68.28 $68.28 11/18/2008 – 11/17/2009
2210 15-1031 132-51 GS-35F-4797H Application Developer II $92.01 $92.01 11/18/2008 – 11/17/2009
2210 15-1031 132-51 GS-35F-4797H Application Developer III $123.37 $123.37 11/18/2008 – 11/17/2009
2210 11-3021 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Computer Operations Manager $90.87 $90.87 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Computer Programmer/Analyst $63.20 $63.20 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1051 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Computer Systems Analyst $71.43 $71.43 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Computer Systems Programmer $82.96 $82.96 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1061 132-51 GS-35F-4357D
GS-35F-4797H
Data Administrator
Database Administrator
$102.59
$128.40
$115.50 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
11/18/2008 – 11/17/2009
2210 15-1061 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Database Administrator I $58.51 $58.51 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1061 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Database Administrator II $72.83 $72.83 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1061 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Database Administrator III $101.84 $101.84 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1061 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Database Administrator IV $122.10 $122.10 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 11-3021 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Data Manager $107.98 $107.98 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 11-3021 132-51 GS-35F-0323J Data Security Administration Manager $130.35 $130.35 8/25/2008 – 7/11/2010
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Database Analyst/Programmer I $58.51 $58.51 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Database Analyst/Programmer II $74.17 $74.17 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Database Analyst/Programmer III $99.55 $99.55 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Database Analyst/Programmer IV $116.45 $116.45 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1061 132-51 GS-35F-4381G Database Specialist/Administrator $101.70 $101.70 4/1/2008 – 3/31/2009
2210 15-1031 132-51 GS-35F-0323J Intermediate Software Engineer $109.30 $109.30 8/25/2008 – 7/11/2010
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-0323J Junior Applications Programmer $51.03 $51.03 8/25/2008 – 7/11/2010
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Junior Computer Programmer/Analyst $57.93 $57.93 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1051 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Junior Computer Systems Analyst $62.42 $62.42 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1071 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Network Administrator $89.91 $89.91 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 11-3021 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Network Manager $175.87 $175.87 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Principal Computer Programmer/Analyst $117.84 $117.84 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1051 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Principal Computer Systems Analyst $117.84 $117.84 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1032 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Principal Software Engineer $130.28 $130.28 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1032 132-51 GS-35F-4461G
GS-35F-4357D
GS-35F-0343J
Software Engineer
Software Engineer
Software Engineer I
$78.03
$79.37
$54.14
$70.51 1/2/2008 – 1/1/2009
1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1032 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Software Engineer II $66.53 $66.53 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1032 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Software Engineer III $96.22 $96.22 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1032 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Software Engineer IV $136.53 $136.53 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1032 132-51 GS-35F-4381G Software Engineer Journeyman $53.90 $53.90 4/1/2008 – 3/31/2009
2210 15-1032 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Software Engineer V $175.92 $175.92 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-0323J Senior Applications Programmer $73.36 $73.36 8/25/2008 – 7/11/2010
2210 11-3021 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Senior Computer Operations Manager $104.29 $104.29 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Senior Computer Programmer/Analyst $101.85 $101.85 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1051 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Senior Computer Systems Analyst $104.29 $104.29 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1071 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Senior Network Administrator $101.85 $101.85 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-4461G Senior Programmer Analyst $93.31 $93.31 1/2/2008 – 1/1/2009
2210 15-1032 132-51 GS-35F-4461G
GS-35F-0323J
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
$88.28
$125.71
$107.00 1/2/2008 – 1/1/2009
8/25/2008 – 7/11/2010
2210 15-1051 132-51 GS-35F-4461G Senior Systems Analyst $95.44 $95.44 1/2/2008 – 1/1/2009
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-4797H Senior Systems Programmer $170.41 $170.41 11/18/2008 – 11/17/2009
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Staff Computer Programmer/Analyst $89.91 $89.91 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1051 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Staff Computer Systems Analyst $92.30 $92.30 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1032 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Staff Software Engineer $100.00 $100.00 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1071 132-51 GS-35F-4461G
GS-35F-0343J
Systems Administrator
Systems Administrator I
$87.66
$48.29
$67.98 1/2/2008 – 1/1/2009
11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1071 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Systems Administrator II $59.01 $59.01 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1071 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Systems Administrator III $84.69 $84.69 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1071 132-51 GS-35F-4357D Systems Administrator/Operator $58.34 $58.34 1/15/2008 – 1/14/2009
2210 15-1021 132-51 GS-35F-4797H Systems Programmer $131.00 $131.00 11/18/2008 – 11/17/2009
2210 15-1051 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Systems/Software Analyst I $54.14 $54.14 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1051 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Systems/Software Analyst II $69.74 $69.74 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1051 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Systems/Software Analyst III $91.35 $91.35 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
2210 15-1051 132-51 GS-35F-0343J Systems/Software Analyst IV $129.31 $129.31 11/5/2008 – 4/1/2009
        Average Hourly Billing Rate  $95.39    
        Average Annual Billing Rate (g) $198,411    

Sources

Office of Personnel Management, “Federal Classification and Job Grading System: Position Classification Standards for White Collar Work.”  (Downloaded March 7, 2011)
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Standard Occupational Classification: 213 SOC Major Groups.”  (Downloaded March 7, 2011)
General Services Administration, “GSA eLibrary.”  (Downloaded March 7, 2011) To find the contractor billing rates, click on the “Services” link in the “Category Guide” box, then enter the SIN in the search field; and to find labor rate information for specific contracts, click on the “Services” link in the “Category Guide” box, enter the SIN in the search field, click on the SIN appearing under the “Category” heading in the description match, then click the “Contract Terms & Conditions” icon corresponding to the contract number.

Notes

 (a) Any of the cited rates that do not comport with data currently published by GSA can be explained in one of the following three ways: 1) POGO transferred data that was available during August 2010, and where possible selected rates in effect for FY 2009, although some of these contracts have expired or been modified; 2) where billing rates varied by location, security levels, etc. POGO used the average of those rates; and 3) manual transference of data from GSA’s website may have resulted in a de minimis number of discrepancies that would be inconsequential for the comparisons POGO calculated. POGO calculated the average annual contractor billing rates by selecting from the GSA’s “Schedule Sale Query” (SSQ) a sample of contracts with other than small businesses generating the most sales.

 (b) Office of Personnel Management’s job classification General Schedule Series.

 (c) Department of Commerce’s Standard Occupational Classification coding system. SOC codes 11-3041 and 11-3042 (Human Resources Management) and 15-1099 and 15-1081 (Information Technology Management) are not listed in this appendix because the GSA contracts did not specify these particular occupational specialties, thus no billing rates could be established.

 (d) General Services Administration’s Special Identification Number for procurement of specific goods and services.

 (e) Hourly billing rate for services performed at a federal government worksite.

 (f) Some contracts do not contain a date range because the contracts were modified and therefore only the date of the modification is listed.

 (g) Average annual contractor billing rates are typically based on a 2,087-hour conversion method, but for the sake of comparison to total government compensation, POGO used a 2,080-hour conversion. As a result, POGO multiplied the average hourly contractor billing rate by 2,080 to calculate the average annual contractor billing rate.