[Linux-aus] Salary Survey
tocker at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 10:28:02 UTC 2005
> I think that one thing to be wary of, if it is connected to MemberDB, is
> the potential for loss of anonymity of people who would supply the
> information, which could be a disincentive to participate.
I believe that it must be anonymous. Otherwise either less people
will respond, or some might even not tell the truth :-)
> For such a survey, possible questions could include:
> 1. Highest level of computing qualification obtained/ partially
> 2. Level of computing qualification currently being undertaken
There's a risk here that we won't have enough data to predict trends.
There is the difference between TAFE, uni, self-learned and industry
> 3. Employed or Self-employed/contractor
I'm not sure how it would work for the difference between
employed/self employed/contract. Self employed is different, but
perhaps we could do the loose maths to convert contract back to
> 4. Current salary/annual gross income (to include
Hays has their own caveats here that are quite workable also. It's
the "cash price" I believe, super and perks like laptops aren't
> 5. Proportion of current working hours spent working with open source
> 6. Has/is proportion of working hours spent with open source software,
> increasing or decreasing?
> 7. Computing/professional organisations of which you are currently a
I'm not sure entirely of the direct relation of professional
membership to salary (it could be a long bow to try and gather trends
from this, but I'd definitely be keen to see). The challenge would be
if we can get enough data to accurately gauge this.
> With 1 and 2 including both academic (university/TAFE, etc)
> qualifications and industry certifications, both open source and
> I think that a survey that included the above information, could provide
> an interesting snapshot.
It would be interesting to see how many people you would need to
survey. I'm not sure where I read it, but I thought Hays said they
surveyed 1300 people?
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