Contractor Hourly Rate Guide

This page provides an indication of the hourly rates that are currently being charged for contractors in a range of specialist areas.  Please note that these rates are only indicative and will vary according to location, market demand and the amount of expertise required.  Our data is sourced from rates published by MBIE and adjusted for current market conditions by H2R’s contracting team.  Note that most of these rates are taken from the Wellington job market which may be higher than in other parts of NZ because of higher demand in the capital:

Indicative Hourly Rate Ranges – May 2022

Financial and Management Accountants               $70-90 per hour

Change Managers/Transformation                          $140-180 per hour

HR Managers                                                                  $135-160 per hour

Senior HR Advisors/Business Partners                      $110-140 per hour

Internal Senior Recruitment Advisors                       $85-120 per hour

Senior Learning and OD Specialists                          $110-140 per hour

Marketing and Communications Specialists         $115-150 per hour

Planning and Reporting                                              $105-150 per hour

Senior Policy Research and Evaluation                    $110-150 per hour

Programme Directors/Managers                              $150-220 per hour

Project Managers                                                          $120-150 per hour

Project Administrators/Coordinators                       $35-80 per hour

IT Contract Roles

Application Support                                                   $60-145 per hour

IT Architects                                                                 $130-160 per hour

IT Business Analysts                                                   $105-130 per hour

Business Intelligence Analysts                                $85-140 per hour

IT Change/Transformation Managers                  $140-180 per hour

Chief Information Officers (CIO)                            $180-220 per hour

Helpdesk/IT Support                                                 $30-40 per hour

Network/Systems Admin                                         $95-135 per hour

Network Engineers                                                    $100-135 per hour

Programme Directors/Managers                         $130-180 per hour

IT Project Managers/Coordinators                      $100-150 per hour

IT Security/Risk                                                          $130-165 per hour

Testing                                                                        $95-120 per hour

Web Developers                                                       $80-120 per hour